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International Human Rights Day Events Around the United States

These are the cities in which I have been able to find out that there have been celebrations of International Human Rights Day within the last few years or are planning an event this year:

City State Website or other source Most recent year Most recent location Organization Contact
Montgomery Alabama GovLive 2010 Silver Spring Civic Building Montgomery County Office of Human Rights Kimberly Ham, 240-777-8478
Tucson Arizona Coalicion de Derechos Humanos 2012 Coalicion de Derechos Humanos 520.770.1373
Tempe Arizona Amnesty International (Tempe chapter) 2012 Boulders On Broadway Amnesty International (Tempe chapter) Amnesty International (Tempe chapter)
Yuma Arizona The Amancio Project 2012 Generation ďYĒ 2000 Diversity Center "Yuma's progressive-minded citizens" 928-328-8133
San Jose California Silicon Valley United Nations Association 2013 County McEntee Plaza and Calabazas Branch Library Silicon Valley United Nations Association
Davis California United Nations Association 2012 International House United Nations Association Verena Borton,, 530-756-0632
Fresno California Community Alliance 2012 College Community Congregational Church Human Rights Commission of Central Valley Dr. Sudarshan Kapoor, Professor Emeritus, 559-435-2212
Pasadena California Pasadena Now 2015 Pasadena Central Library United Nations Association Pasadena/Foothills Chapter info@; Rhonda Stone, (626) 744-7147,
Los Angeles California Los Angeles Sentinel 2103 St. Johnís Well Child and Family Center St. Johnís Well Child and Family Center (323)541-1600,
San Francisco California United Nations Association 2013 Fort Mason Center United Nations Association
Santa Cruz California Santa Cruz Sentinel 2013 740 Front St. United Nations Association
Los Angeles California United Nations Association 2012 Los Angeles Baha'i Center UNA Pacific-Los Angeles Chapter & the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is Barbara Tebyani, (818) 486-6859
Cleveland Heights California Heights Observer 0 St. Alban Episcopal Church St. Alban Episcopal Church
San Francisco California The Tisch blog 2013 Jewish Community Center of San Francisco American Jewish World Service and the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 415-593-3280
Los Angeles California National Economic and Social Rights Initiative 2012 Rev. Warner Traynham Auditorium NESRI
Monterey California United Nations Association 2013 Elks Lodge United Nations Association
San Francisco California International Justice Resource Center 2012 RallyPad International Justice Resource Center, Center for Justice and Accountability, and Amnesty International (415) 735-4180
Riverside California Kids Side by Side 2012 Riverside Arlington Library Jo Ann Rayshel,
San Francisco California FunCheap 2013 Jewish Community Center Jewish Community Center 415.292.1233,
Vista California The Coast News 2015 Buena Vista High School Amnesty International
San Diego California International Museum of Human Rights at San Diego 2012 San Diego Repertory Theater International Museum of Human Rights at San Diego International Museum of Human Rights at San Diego, 619.223.8074
Los Angeles California South Los Angeles Health & Human Rights Conference 2013 South Los Angeles Health & Human Rights Conference
Fort Collins Colorado United Nations Association 2012 United Nations Association Eleanor Dwight, UNA,
Washington D.C. United Nations Association 2013 Caucus Room, Cannon House Office Building UNA-NCA 202-887-9040
Washington District of Columbia Human Rights Campaign 2015 Newseum Human Rights Campaign and Human Rights First
Fort Lauderdale Florida South Florida Times 2010 African American Research Library and Cultural Center Ethiopia Africa Black International Congress Miami
Miami Florida Miami Dade College 2013 Chapman Center, Miami Dade College Miami Dade College Cristina Mateo,, 305-237-3771
Orlando Florida Amnesty International 2012 Amnesty International
Jacksonville Florida Plancast 2011
St. Petersburgh Florida St. Pete for Peace 2010 Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, and The Refuge
Atlanta Georgia Human Rights Atlanta 2011 Auburn Avenue Research Library Human Rights Atlanta
Honolulu Hawaii Hawaii Institute for Human Rights 2013 Honolulu Museum of Art Hawaii Institute for Human Rights
Evanston Illinois Evanston Now 2013 Parks Hall, Northwestern University Amnesty International
Illinois Illinois Department of Human Rights 2013 Illinois Department of Human Rights
Bloomington Illinois Illinois Wesleyan University 2015 Illinois Wesleyan University Amnesty International
Carbondale Illinois KFVS News 2015 Epiphany Lutheran Church United Nations Association
South Bend Indiana United Nations Association 2012 South Bend Human Rights Commission South Bend Human Rights Commission, (574) 235-9355
Des Moines Iowa Des Moines Public Information Office 2013 Des Moines Public Library Des Moines Human Rights Commission Mikel Johnson, (515) 237-1482,
Iowa City Iowa Iowa-UNA 2013 Iowa City Public Library Iowa United Nations Association
Lexington Kentucky KyForward 2013 Kentucky Theater Rebecca Glasscock, or Kay Sargent,
Amherst Massachusetts MassLive 2015 Jones Library Amnesty International
Worcester Massachusetts Office of Human Rights 2012 Office of Human Rights Office of Human Rights, (508) 799-1152
Springfield Massachusetts Justice for Charles 2012 Rebecca Johnson School
Hyannis Massachusetts 2013 The Brazilian Grill Churrascaria Barnstable County Human Rights Commission 508-375-6912,
Detroit Michigan Irshad News 2011 Amnesty International 313-531-7647
Minneapolis Minnesota University of Minneapolis Human Rights Center 2013 Grace-Trinity Community Church University of Minneapolis Human Rights Center or 612-626-0041
St. Paul Minnesota The Advocates for Human Rights 2010 State capitol rotunda Regional Tibetan Youth Congress
Jefferson City Missouri International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies 2013 Doubletree Hotel Missouri Commission on Human Rights
St. Louis Missouri United Nations Association - USA St. Louis 2012 Missouri History Museum United Nations Association-USA St. Louis
Ocean City New Jersey Ocean City Patch 2015 Ocean City Public Library South Jersey Amnesty International 609-398-1934, or shanleyg2001@yahoo.coms or
Newark New Jersey American Friends Service Committee 2012 American Friends Service Committee 973-854-0402
Albuquerque New Mexico 2013 Abigail Stuart House Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice 360-754-3998
Hyde Park New York Daily Freeman 2015 FDR Presidential Library UNA, Eleanor Roosevelt Center, Amnesty International
Bronx New York Fordham University 2014 Pope Auditorium Fordham University
New York New York Fordham University 2013 Corrigan Conference Center (on campus) Fordham BTEP (212) 636-6640,
Ithaca New York Ithaca Journal 2015 Tompkins County Public Library Tompkins County Office of Human Rights
Brentwood New York Long Island Wins 2013 Sisters of St. Joseph Long Island Jobs with Justice
New York (Columbia Univ.) New York Columbia University 2010 Columbia University Columbia University
Rochester New York Rochester Human Rights Committee 2013 Downtown United Presbyterian Church International Human Rights Day Committee
New York (U.N.) New York Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights 2012 U.N. United Nations
Yonkers New York lohud 2015 The Riverview Yonkers Commission on Human Rights Sonya Davenport, 914-377-6274
King North Carolina Amnesty International 2013 Medley Meadows Amnesty International
Raleigh North Carolina WNCN 2013 Cameron Village Library
Danbury North Carolina Winston-Salem Journal 2013 Danbury Community Church Amnesty International student group 336 593-5402,
Raleigh North Carolina North Carolina State University 2013 Witherspoon Center, NC State University North Carolina State University
Cincinnati Ohio The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education 2015 Hebrew Union College The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education 513-221-1875
Oklahoma City Oklahoma City Sentinel 2015 Full Circle Bookstore Amnesty International John Walters, 405-720-6467
Eugene Oregon (attended) 2015 First Christian Church Eugene Human Rights Commission Eugene Human Rights Commission
Salem Oregon Salem Human Rights and Relations 2012 League of Women Voters
Philadelphia Pennsylvania United Nations Association 2013 The Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square United Nations Association
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Amnesty International Pittsburgh 2013 Calvary Episcopal Church Amnesty International Pittsburgh Ayres or Chris at
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Global Pittsburgh 2013 City-County Building American Friends Service Committee Scilla Wahrhaftig 412 315 7423,
Providence Rhode Island American Friends Service Committee 2012 US District courthouse American Friends Service Committee† 508-399-6699
Nashville Tennessee Tennessee United for Human Rights 2015 John Seigenthaler Center Tennessee United for Human Rights
Chatanooga Tennessee Chattanooga Organized for Action 2012 Chattanooga Downtown Public Library Chattanooga Organized for Action,
Dallas Texas Wherevent 2012 Elm Street Dallas Observes International Human Rights Day
El Paso Texas BorderNetwork for Human Rights 2013 Border Network for Human Rights
Arlington Texas Dallas Peace Center 2012 Aldersgate United Methodist Church Arlington Proyecto Unido, Proyecto Inmigrante, Pueblo Sin Fronteras, SMU
Houston Texas 2013 Town Green Park, The Woodlands Demme Durrett,, 281-638-3577
The Woodlands Texas Houston Peace and Justice Center 2013 Town Green Park Houston Peace and Justice Center / Human Rights Walk & Festival Demme Durrett,, 281-638-3577
Fort Worth Texas City of Fort Worth 2013 Modern art Museum Human Relations Unit
Salt Lake City Utah Salt Lake City 2015 Salt Lake City & County Building Mayor's Office of Diversity & Human Rights and the Salt Lake City Human Rights Commission
Newport News Virginia Office of Human Affairs 2012 City Council Building Office of Human Affairs Office of Human Affairs, 757-244-7547
Alexandria Virginia Office of Human Rights 2012 City Hall Office of Human Rights and Human Rights Commission Office of Human Rights
Virginia Beach Virginia City of Virginia Beach 2012 Williams Farm Recreation Center Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission (757) 385-1158
Spokane Washington The Fig Tree 2012 Human Rights Education Institute
Bellingham Washington 2013 Bellingham YWCA Whatcom Human Rights Task Force, Whatcom Peace & Justice Center and Amnesty International
Seattle Washington The Seattle Globalist 2015 Town Hall Seattle Town Hall Seattle (206) 652-4255
Everett Washington South Everett Beacon 2012 Snohomish County Campus Snohomish County Commission on Human Rights Andrea Pettit, 425-388-7308
Tacoma Washington Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies 2012 Jane Russell Commons University of Washington's Center for Human Rights
Olympia Washington Olympia Power & Light 2013 Abigail Stuart House Olympia Power & Light
Everett Washington Lake Stevens Journal 2013 Robert Drewel Building, Snohomish County campus Snohomish County Human Rights Commission Sherry Cuddy, 425-388-7308,
Milwaukee Wisconsin ACLU of Wisconsin 2013 Milwaukee City Hall ACLU of Wisconsin 414-272-4032
Superior Wisconsin University of Wisconsin - Superior 2015 University of Wisconsin - Superior, Multicultural Center University of Wisconsin - Superior
Elm Grove Wisconsin School Sisters of Notre Dame 2013 Notre Dame of Elm Grove School Sisters of Notre Dame 262-787-1023,

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