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This year people around the world are celebrating the Sixtieth (60th) Anniversary of the passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations in 1948.  The theme, "Dignity and Justice for All of Us", echoes the vision of the framers of the Declaration who embraced a commitment to universal dignity and justice for each and every citizen across the world. The Declaration is the most translated document in the world and serves as a yardstick by which humanity is measured at the national and local levels of our world.

Artist Terry Rosenberg (Colors of War) and Author Caryn West (The Trouble With the Alphabet) will relate their literary and artistic works to the quest for human rights in today's world. A panel of professionals representing law, medicine, education and business will dialogue on the inherent potential in words, images and color to impact human rights and community building locally and internationally.

Additional activities include: Proclamation Signing & Welcome by the Governor (invited); Musical performance by the Des Moines Diversity Chorus (Julie Murphy, Director); Dramatic presentation by East High Drama Dept (Ruth Ann Gaines, Director); Displays interpreting Human Rights work in metropolitan Des Moines; Art activities and refreshments.

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