In recognition of the upcoming 60th anniversary of the United Nations’ “Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” a Gonzaga University faculty panel will discuss the relevance of the document at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 29 in the Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium at Gonzaga.
The 60th anniversary of the U.N. declaration will occur on Dec. 10. The sponsors for the Sept. 29 panel discussion – which is free and open to the public – are the Unity House & Multicultural Education and the Gonzaga Institute for Action Against Hate.
The panel members are Ted Nitz, director of Gonzaga’s international studies program and an assistant professor of history; Associate Professor George Critchlow, from the Gonzaga Law School’s clinical law programs; Gonzaga philosophy Professor Douglas Kries; and Raymond Reyes, associate mission vice president for intercultural relations. A question-and-answer session – in which audience members will have the opportunity to ask panelists questions – will follow the panel discussion.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, written 60 years ago, serves as the international guideline for human rights law. It articulates a legal purpose in protecting the rights of individuals and it serves as a construct in theorizing about the inalienable rights of humans worldwide. The Declaration seeks to uphold the “inherent human dignity and worth of every person in the world, without distinction of any kind.” The UDHR is recognized and accepted by all countries of the United Nations.
For more information, please contact the Unity House at (509) 313-5836 or via e-mail. Click on the following link to view the full text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.