Media on the Event

Why we celebrate International Human Rights Day in Tennessee
Beverly WattsThe TennesseanDecember 11, 2019
Each year on Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day is celebrated around the world to commemorate the 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations. It is generally agreed to be the foundation of all human rights law. The articles represent the universal recognition that basic rights and fundamental freedoms are inherent to all human beings, inalienable and equally applicable to everyone, and that every one of us is born free and equal in dignity and rights. When we protect the rights of people of Tennessee, we are carrying on the mission and the message of the Universal Declaration. … (link) (pdf)

Nashville Hosts the Tennessee Celebration of International Human Rights Day
Cass TeagueThe Nashville PrideDecember 6, 2019
International Human Rights Day occurs every year to commemorate the ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations on December 10, 1948. This year is the 71st anniversary of this important historical document. In Tennessee, Human Rights Day has become a day to reflect and look at lessons learned and battles won, while various human rights groups join forces and commit to creating an even better future. … (link) (pdf)