International Human Rights Day 2013

Citizens of Northampton, MA came together December 10, 2013–International Human Rights Day–to commemorate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the UN in 1948.

The event drew more than 100 people and local officials to the Unitarian Society of Northampton & Florence on Main Street, many of whom read each of the 30 articles of the declaration the United National General Assembly adopted on Dec. 10, 1948.

The assembly featured a keynote address by Josh Miller, a professor at the Smith College School for Social Work, who spoke about the country’s history of racism, which he said is a problem that continues to permeate American society.

Tags: International Human Rights Day, Human Rights, Celebration, Josh Miller, Smith College, Social Work, racism, America, society, Unitarian Society

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