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Seattle Human Rights Day Awards with Kimberlé Crenshaw: Black Lives Matter
Dec 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
This Human Rights Day celebrations puts a spotlight on local organizations and initiatives who are making waves in the community, and places them in context with broader issues happening across America. This year’s program (the city’s 16th annual event!) features a keynote by UCLA and Columbia professor Kimberlé Crenshaw for an exploration of the Black Lives Matter movement and its impacts.
Congratulations to this year’s Human Rights awardees:
- Rising Human Rights Leaders: Youth Undoing Institutional Racism
- Individual Human Rights Leader: Mary Flowers
- Business Human Rights Leader: On Point Real Estate
- Organization Human Rights Leader: Books to Prisoners
- Coalition Human Rights Leader: Rainier Beach Action Coalition
- Artist Human Rights Leader: Nikkita Oliver
- Honorary Award: Africatown Innovation Center
Attend Human Rights Day on Thursday, December 10, 2015, 7:00 pm
Town Hall Seattle (directions)
1119 Eighth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Free and open to the public. Tickets are not required.
Please join us for a reception starting at 6:00 pm.
Light refreshments will be served
This year’s theme is Black Lives Matter, and the keynote speaker is Kimberlé Crenshaw, a scholar in the field of critical race theory and a professor at UCLA School of Law and Columbia Law School. Meet Kimberlé and mingle with other attendees at a pre-event reception at 6 pm at Town Hall Seattle.
Crenshaw, whose course offerings focus on civil rights and critical race studies, is a co-founder of The African American Policy Forum think tank which aims to “dismantle structural inequality.” The evening will also celebrate the 2015 Human Rights Awards for local individuals and organizations. Human Rights Day annually commemorates the December 10, 1948 signing of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights.