UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS MONTH: DPSCD elevates our HUMANITY in December
In this world, we have seen our share of humanity taking the back seat to greed, cruelty and hate. We must do better. That’s why in DPSCD we join with the world in observing Universal Human Rights Month during December. This month is a reminder that the United Nations General Assembly codified the basic human rights of every person. It’s also a time to reflect on the way we treat others and to do what we can in the fight for equality and human dignity. The Office of Equity, Advocacy, and Civil Rights encourages you to help students find their voice as we work to raise the voice of humanity. Check out the lessons to the right, the poetry showcase below, and the linked resources at the bottom for ways to elevate HUMANITY in DPSCD!
WHY UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS MONTH IS IMPORTANT
Human Rights Month is powerful, as it allows us to look back on the ways we’ve treated our fellow human beings, what we are doing to treat each other with dignity in our current reality, and how we can elevate everyone's humanity by fighting for the rights of all humans across the globe. Please check out the United Nation's website, with translations in over 500 languages, to read the Declaration of Human Rights. https://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/ Listen below as some of the United Nation's staff read the some of the declaration!
HOW TO OBSERVE UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS MONTH
Reread the Bill of Rights
Do some volunteering
Give back to your community
Research what these freedoms mean to you. This time of understanding also honors the work of those who brought them into existence.
Organizations such as Amnesty International (a charity that works to support and spread awareness of human rights) are always looking for volunteers. Do your part to help protect others.
Help those who are hurting in your own community. After all, to start changing the world, sometimes you just need to start locally.