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Celebration Honors Anniversary of Universal Declaration on Human Rights

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(BUFFALO, N.Y.) - Friday, the 10th of December 2010, marks the 62nd anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and Gentle Dentistry of East Aurora is proud to sponsor the WNY celebration to be held at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humbolt Parkway from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

On 10 December 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Following this historic act, the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories."

In light of recent bullying incidents around the nation and the subsequent suicides which have occurred as a result, this year’s celebration with focus on bullying and what can be done about it.

There will be entertainment by Linda Appleby and the Buffalo Select Chorus and Musician Tee-Nyce.

Hosted by Youth for Human Rights WNY Chapter with speakers Connie Cavanaugh – Executive Director of Students Against Violence Education (S.A.V.E.), Supt. Dr. James Williams of the Buffalo Public Schools and NYS Commissioner on Human Rights Galen D. Kirkland.

Dr. Glassbrenner of Gentle Dentistry said, “Human rights is an issue we all need to support – not only in other parts of the world, but right in our backyard.

With the focus on bullying this year, I just had to get involved and I hope others follow suit on this very important issue which affects us all.”


Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,

Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,

Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,

Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,

Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,

Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,

Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.

Doors open at 4:00 pm. Everyone is invited. Admission is free.

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Oct-23-2010: The Universal Declaration of Human


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