Universal Human Rights Day to be Celebrated on Jan. 18

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Provided by Prince William County

The Prince William County Human Rights Commission will celebrate Universal Human Rights Day on Saturday, Jan. 18. The program will be held at the McCoart Government Building, 1 County Complex Court, Woodbridge, at 9:00 a.m. The theme of the program is “All Human Beings are Born Free & Equal.” BOCS Chair Ann Wheeler will be the keynote speaker.

The day will include breakfast and the annual presentation of the Human Rights Awards given to members of the community who provide unique contributions to human and civil rights. The 2020 winners are Dr. Renee Chinn, Emmitt & Vera Fletcher, Yukiko Dove, Evelyn BruMar, Taalibah Hassan and Old Dominion (VA) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated.

The event is free and open to the public. The community is invited to share in this important celebration. If you plan to attend, please contact the Human Rights office at 703-792-4680 or email [email protected].

The United Nations declared Universal Human Rights Day on Dec. 10, 1948. The purpose is to recognize the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family as the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.

More information about the Prince William County Human Rights Commission and the Human Rights Office can be found on the County’s website.

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