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Human Rights Day to be celebrated in Salt Lake

On Dec. 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in response to World War II. Now known as Human Rights Day, it is celebrated across the globe to raise awareness about local and international efforts to improve human rights for all individuals.

The Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office of Diversity & Human Rights and the Salt Lake City Human Rights Commission will host a Human Rights Day Celebration on that day in commemoration and as a fundraiser for the Human Rights Education Project. HREP is designed to educate Salt Lake City refugees and immigrants about their legal rights and responsibilities in the United States. Funds raised go to purchase incentives, pay interpreters and assist with transportation.

Tickets to the event will include hors d’oeuvres from Spice Kitchen Incubator, a refugee catering company in Salt Lake City, a silent auction, the unveiling of the Faces of Salt Lake photography and interview exhibit, music and the presentation of the 2014 Human Rights Award. Also, Salt Lake City Queens, representing different ethnicities and nationalities, and the Salt Lake City Youth for Human Rights will be in attendance.

Ticket prices:
Students: $8 in advance, $12 at the door. A valid student ID required at the door.
Adults: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Purchase tickets online at humanrightsday2014.eventbrite.com

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