December 10, 2009

Human Rights Day

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”

These are the first words of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This is a day to embrace diversity and work to end discrimination.

In the U.S., the LGBT community does not have the same legal rights as the larger society with respect to marriage and family law. Also, women are still not unambiguously declared equal in the constitution. Of course, even with the protection of the law, there is still racial discrimination to root out and eradicate. Around the world, examples of sexism, racism, and other forms of bigotry still exist and can be found and eliminated.

U.N. Educational Materials

At this website, there are internet conferences to participate in and curricula to use.

Also on this date:

Nobel Prize Day

This is the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death, and today Nobel prizes are awarded in literature, economics, and the sciences, as well as the coveted Peace Prize.

Watch the webcasts of the Nobel award ceremonies here.

You can also read about this year's—or past years'--award recipients.

Design an award.

Fun and Funny Awards

Award the people in your life. From “The Banana Award” to the friend with most appeal to “Keeps Us in Stitches Award,” with the prize of a needle and thread, here are some ideas.

If you could name an award after yourself and pass out millions of dollars to worthy people, what sort of achievements would you award? What would your award look like?

1 comment:

  1. Does everyone who would be reading this know what LGBT stands for?