*Artwork by Ethar Hamid
10 December 2016 – International Day of Human Rights – 6 to 9pm
Abigail Stuart House – 1002 Washington St. SE, Olympia, WA 98501
$35 ticket includes dinner and 2 drinks
On Human Rights Day, 6 to 9pm Saturday 10 December 2016, the Rachel Corrie Foundation will host a social justice bash in Olympia, Washington.
The featured discussion will highlight the first-hand experiences of people working on the front lines of environmental and political activism in the US and Palestine. Our guest speakers this year, MorningStar Means and Earth-Feather Sovereign, will present “Standing Rock, Human Rights and Women” in a keynote talk. We hope to generate discussion of key questions including: How does settler colonialism in North America compare to settler colonialism in Palestine? How are struggles of indigenous people collaborating and what can we do to support? This conversation will assist in developing our understanding of how powerful principled allyship and what ‘showing up’ to support struggles should look like. Join us on our Facebook page.
These are some of the main themes we will discuss together while we enjoy delicious food by local chefs Twana Catering and a musical performance by Benjamin SittingBull a Plains Indian singer, flutist and drummer. We will serve locally-brewed beer donated by 3 Magnets. RCF is committed to practicing engaged solidarity. We have much in store and to reveal for 2017.
This fundraiser will benefit RCF projects to continue their grassroots efforts and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as Water Protectors continue their fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Join us for the Rachel Corrie Foundation’s commemoration of Human Rights Day 2016 for an evening of music, food and conversation. Click here to purchase your tickets now! We are very excited to see you December, 10th. Join us on our Facebook page.
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
On 10 December 1948, the newly founded United Nations General Assembly adopted the universal declaration of human rights considered to be the origin of the era of rights and human rights. Human rights day has been officially commemorated since 1950. 48 countries voted for adopting the commemoration and 8 abstained.
The UDHR, together with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its two Optional Protocols, and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, form the so-called International Bill of Human Rights.