Thursday, November 20, 2008

Albuquerque Observes Human Rights Week



HUMAN RIGHTS WEEK
December 3-10
ALBUQUERQUE NM
(Dignity and justice for all of us)
HUMAN RIGHTS – PROTECT THEM OR FORGET THEM

A 60TH ANNIVERSARY WEEK OF SPECIAL EVENTS TO MARK THIS IMPORTANT DOCUMENT

Are these human rights observed around the world? Here in the U.S.? Do we know what our rights are? Do we know that they apply to everyone? Do we care?
COME! All events are free and open to the public. COME!

Thu., Dec. 4 12:00 noon
Women in Black – Vigil outside of District Court House, 4th and Central
Contact: Kay Huggins, 343-3784

Thu., Dec. 4 6:00 pm
Luther House - Worship service on the theme of human rights, followed by dinner, 1805 Las Lomas NE
Contact: Anne Morawski, campus pastor, 242-0607, lcm@unm.edu

Fri., Dec. 5 5:00 pm
N.M. Islamic Center, 1101 Yale SE
Reception; 5:30 - Speaker on Human Rights in Islam; 6:30 - Youth Speaker;
Invitation to night prayer at 7:30
Contact: Mariya Farooqi, mariya.farooqi@gmail.com

Sat., Dec. 6
Pax Christi – Statewide event for the abolition of the death penalty, The Roundhouse in Santa Fe, followed by a walk to the prison -
Contact: Tom Ludza, zamOman@aol.com

Amnesty International – 10:00 am – 1:00 pm -Write-a-thon, and Demonstration for Human Rights, starting at 12129 Glen Canyon Rd. NE
Contact: George Huggins, 343-3784

Sun., Dec 7
10:00 am - Soka Gakki International (SGI), 1911 Sunshine Terrace SE – Program on human rights
Contact: Maureen Wright, 881-4536

11:00 am – Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – Human Rights Sunday
Abq. Center for Peace & Justice, 202 S. Harvard SE
Contact: Sally Alice Thompson, 268-5073

Mon., Dec. 8 4:00-6:00 pm
Campaign to End the Death Penalty Abq (CEDPABQ) –
Tabling and vigil at UNM (outside the bookstore)
Contact: Christy Arnell, 203-5870

Tue., Dec. 9 at 1:00 pm
Abq. Healthcare for the Homeless - Meeting (1st and Mountain NE) and March for the homeless to First U. Methodist Church, ( 4th & Lead ); 2:00-3:30 pm - Memorial Service and Vigil inside First U. Methodist Church, with emphasis on human rights especially Article 25.
Contact: Lisa, 217-9570

Featured program:
COMING TOGETHER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

Wed., Dec. 10 at 6:00 pm
United Nations Association and Veterans for Peace – Smith-Brasher Hall, University and Coal SE
6:00 pm – Light refreshments and exhibit viewing
7:00 pm - Program: MODERATOR: Rey Garduno, member Albuquerque City Council

Songs by The Raging Grannies
Introduction of Moderator
Reading of City Proclamation
Reports by participating organizations
Awarding of Essay Contest Prize by Veterans for Peace
Reports of other organizations
The Raging Grannies

SPEAKER: LaDonna Harris, President of Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO)
Questions and Discussion; A Charge to Protect

PARTICIPATING GROUPS: United Nations Association, Veterans for Peace, Women in Black, Luther House, New Mexico Islamic Center, Pax Christi, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, SGI, Amnesty International, Abq. Coalition to Eliminate the Death Penalty, Healthcare for the Homeless, First U. Methodist Church, MEPJA, Bread for the World-New Mexico, Peacecraft, Montanita Co-op, TheONE Campaign-Albuquerque, Peace Brigade International, The Advocacy Project, Albuquerque Center for Peace & Justice, The Raging Grannies, Los Alamos Study Group, School of the Americas.

1 comment:

phat-chance said...

I wonder how to send you a press release.. can you put one up?
suz