December 5, 2021 Event Announcement
The Whatcom Human Rights Task Force and Amnesty International Group 270 present
Re-imagining–Connecting to Water, Food, and Shelter as Basic Human Rights
Date: Friday, December 10, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Online via zoom, link on event page
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/802635657122439
Please join The Whatcom Human Rights Task Force and Amnesty International Group 270 for our Annual Gathering to honor and celebrate International Human Rights Day. It will be a virtual event this year.
Water, food and shelter are fundamental human rights that are interconnected and impacted by systems of oppression on an international scale. We’re honored to welcome informed community members speaking on these topics and the challenges that are being faced locally.
Lisa Wilson, Lummi Nation Council Member, ESA manager
Ramon Torres, President of Familias Unidas por La Justica
Whatcom community members, Humans 4 Housing
Local resources will be shared for volunteering and making donations.
We will also hear from Amnesty International Group 270 and their annual Write for Rights campaign and ways we can become involved and support their efforts. Every year, cases are positively impacted by petitions signed.
Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10th — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world (un.org).
For ASL accommodations, please email email@example.com by Tuesday, Dec. 7th at 5pm.
This event is free and open to all. Donations gratefully accepted.