An interfaith gathering on Human Rights Dec. 9 at United University Church at USC
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was first adopted on Dec. 10, 1948 after the horrors of WW II. With the establishment of the United Nations, representatives of different nations gathered together to ensure that individuals had certain inalienable rights that no nation could take away or restrict - whereas before, human rights were thought of as a national or domestic concern.
Unfortunately, many countries (including our own) have failed to guarantee and systematically protect all the human rights
that human beings are born with, as mentioned in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (30 articles in total that address inidivudal human rights).
Out of all the rights mentioned in the declaration, three that resonate are:
- Workers rights as human rights (Article 23)
- Immigrant/economic refugee rights (Article 13 & 14)
- Housing and social services as human rights (Article 25)
- Freedom from torture or cruel punishment as a human right (Article 5)
Join us at the United University Church at USC Sunday, Dec. 9, to celebrate universal human rights, raise awareness on issues here in the states and abroad and more importantly how you can get involved to change this world to make it a more accommodating place for justice and peace.
Featuring peformances by the Revolutionary Poets Brigade and Drama-stage Qumran, along with several speakers from labor, foreclosure resistance and lifelong Salvadoran activist.
United University Church at USC
817 W. 34th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089