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60th Anniversary Of The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

In the second world war, an entire globe of people bore witness to the atrocities that we, as human beings, are capable of committing. Though the tragedy could never be reversed and the damages of war would take years, even decades, to recover from, there was a ray of light amidst the darkness. In 1948, the world had seen enough horror to create the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – a document that holds the distinct honor of being called, “the most translated document” in the Guinness Book of World Records.
This important document was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and is now a part of the International Bill of Human Rights. It states the rights that all human beings are inherently entitled to and marked a shift in the global attitude towards abusing others for being different. Though it didn’t cure the world of problems, there has still been genocides since its creation and the civil rights movement had yet to happen, it was an important first step in a global understanding that the world would be watching out and trying its best to prevent another Holocaust.
The Buffalo Museum of Science is helping to honor and celebrate its signing at a 60th anniversary party at 1020 Humboldt Parkway. They are having participants bring one non-perishable good item for the Food Bank of WNY and in return, admission is free and so is the entertainment. Steve Balestri, the Buffalo Select Chorus, and a number of passionate speakers will discuss this document and its importance. The night will also serve as the evening the WNY 2008 Youth for Human Rights International human rights advocate award is given out.
Seating for this event is limited, so if you’re interested in attending, you may want to call 877-780-6060 to reserve a place. Doors open at 5:30 PM on December 10th and the event kicks off at 6 PM. For more information, visit the museum’s website.

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