International Human Rights Day to be Celebrated Today by United Nations Association Pasadena Chapter, Pasadena Mayor at Day One

Published: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | 6:24 AM

A range of groups and organizations across the nation will celebrate International Human Rights Day today and Pasadena is leading the way.

International Human Rights Day will be celebrated by Pasadena Chapter of the United Nations Association at Day One. During the gathering, the mayor is expected to read a proclamation for Human Rights Day, there will be music, an art installation and student photo projects. It’s a call to action.

“Human Rights Day is important to us as an organization because it allows us the opportunity join a world movement in raising awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights ,” said Christy Zamani, executive director of Day One.

The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. That document is available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world.

“In the center of this effort is the crucial role of youth and students,” Zamani said. “At Day One we believe that youth participation is a fundamental human right.

“Youth have an innate desire to participate in discussions and decisions that have a direct and indirect impact on their lives,” she said. “Students have always been the most impactful advocates for progress and change in our world. They have the creativity to develop fresh ideas and solutions for a better world. We see this event as another opportunity to amplify their voices.”

Pasadena Human Rights Day will be celebrated today at Day One Pasadena Headquarters, 175 N. Euclid Ave. in Pasadena from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. For more call (626) 229-9750.