December 3, 2012 |

County to host Dec. 10 Human Rights celebration

The Snohomish County Commission on Human Rights will host an

International Human Rights Day celebration Dec. 10 at the Snohomish

County Campus.

On this day, people from around the globe celebrate the basic human

rights everyone should be entitled to by virtue of their as outlined in the

Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations

General Assembly in 1948.

“Human rights should be unequivocal,” said Snohomish County Executive

Aaron Reardon. “This celebration furthers our county’s notion that all

people, regardless of their differences, must be treated with equality.”

The free event is open to the public and will be held in Public Meeting

Room 1 on the first floor of the Robert J. Drewel Building, 3000

Rockefeller Ave. from 12:30 to 2:30 pm.

The event will include short presentations from 21st District

Representative Marko Liias, Snohomish County Prosecutor Mark Roe and

Machinist Union General Vice President Gary Allen. Additionally, the

public will get a chance to meet representatives from human rights

advocacy organizations from around Snohomish County.

“To celebrate Human Rights Day in Snohomish County says that all

residents and visitors here will be treated equally as they should be,” said

Meg Winch, chair of the county’s human rights commission. “I hope that

many county residents will join us for this day’s events.”

In addition, there will be an arts celebration of human rights, a video

presentation and refreshments. For more information, contact Andrea

Pettit at 425-388-7308 or andrea.pettit@snoco.org.

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