2013 Human Rights Day - Save the Date

SAVE THIS DATE: Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
How are human rights affected by class and race?

The International Human Rights Day Committee
invites you to a discussion of
“Class and Race: What Happens When the ‘Have-nots’ Become ‘Haves’?”

through a Dramatic Reading of
Palmer Park
Glass’ acclaimed play helps us understand our situation in depth, with heart as well as mind.  Looking at human rights through the lens of drama builds on our year of talking about race and community.

Bring your friends, neighbors, faith group, and colleagues.  Come, see, question the actors, the director, and one another—and then explore where you can make a difference in solving class/race conflicts here in Rochester!

All of us working together as community CAN make a difference. Please come!

Free, and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible. Looped
Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 6:30 PM
Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 
121 N. Fitzhugh Street
Rochester, NY

For further information, contact George Dardess at gdardess@yahoo.com

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Human Rights Day Program

December 10, 2012        5:00 PM

Keynote Speaker:    Dr. Marvin McMickle, President 
                            Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

Theme: Michelle Alexander’s bestselling book:

Community Potluck   5:00 PM
Call for Solidarity and Action: Ream Kidane   7:00 PM
Keynote: Rev. Dr. Marvin McMickle   7:15 PM
Panel: Rosemary Rivera, Ricardo Adams, Maurice Miller   7:45 PM 
Audience questions and comments   8:00 PM
Moderators: Mary Boite and Steve Jarose

The New Jim Crow by Dr. Alexander demonstrates how the human rights of millions of African Americans (as well as many Latinos and poor whites) have been systematically violated by the so-called “War on Drugs.” Mass incarceration  turns them into felons, disenfranchising and impoverishing them in a way not seen since the days of the old “Jim Crow.” 

During 2013 we will be coordinating with the efforts of other Rochester groups including the Rochester Public Library, Action for a Better Community, Facing Race=Embracing Equity (FREE formerly RISE), Judicial Process Commission, Moving Beyond Racism and Metro Justice to call attention to and plan action to overcome the continuing, unacceptable racist policies that prevent people of color from full participation in our society.

For further information : 
George Dardess (gdardess (at ) yahoo dot com) or Gail Mott (interconnect_mott (at) frontiernet dot net)

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