NEWBURGH – The first annual Human Rights Day in Newburgh, to be held on Sunday, December 10 at Newburgh Free Library, will launch the re-activation of the City of Newburgh Human Rights Commission. It will also celebrate the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
On December 10, 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and every year, Human Rights Day is observed on that day.
The declaration proclaims “the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”
“We are delighted to re-activate the Human Rights Commission in Newburgh and have a lovely afternoon planned for everyone to stand up for someone’s rights and reaffirm our common humanity,” said commission Chairwoman Ramona Burton.