Thursday, October 2, 2008

NYCHRI 60-Day Human Rights Campaign

We are very excited to announce the 60-Day Human Rights Campaign to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in New York City! NYCHRI members came up with the idea of this campaign at the forum held on August 1st. The 60-Day Human Rights Campaign will promote human rights through a series of events that will begin on October 10th and end on December 10th. Events will be diverse and will be an opportunity to highlight coalition members’ work. The idea is to highlight human rights as they affect our communities and discuss how we can collectively realize our human rights.

We are inviting all NYCHRI members and friends to be active participants in the campaign. There are a number of concrete ways that you can participate, and we welcome other ideas that you have. Please let us know how you plan to participate in this campaign for human rights awareness.


1. Blog Entry: We hope that you will participate by posting an entry about your organization’s work framed as a human right.
2. Plan an event: Your organization can host a conversation, debate, lecture, movie, poetry session, demonstration, etc. related to human rights. We encourage a diversity of events. There in no event is too big or too small.
3. Link an existing event to the campaign: If your organization is already planning an event from October 10th to December 10th, please help us by linking your event to the campaign.
4. Talk to others about the campaign: Tell colleagues and friends about the importance of human rights in NYC. Learning about human rights is also a way to fight for equality.

If you are interested in planning, participating, and /or contacting artists and speakers please contact tbejar at

We are looking forward to establishing the NYC human rights movement as a force to be reckoned with, and we need your help!

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