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Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Oct 11, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Billings-Ira Allen Lecture Hall I101 (Billings-Ira

The Importance of Eleanor Roosevelt to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Critical Reflections
Agent of change, humanitarian, social justice activist, Eleanor Roosevelt is one of the most influential women in the US history, widow of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Come to this event to understand a controversial First Lady for her outspokenness, particularly on civil rights for African-Americans, social activism and her role as a first woman US delegate to the United Nations General Assembly. As the Chair of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights drafting committee, she was key to this international document stating basic rights and fundamental freedoms to which all human beings are entitled.

Reception to immediately follow in the MLK Classroom.

For more information, contact Masha Shelukha at 802-656-9511 or masha.shelukha.

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