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Diversity Resources: Universal Human Rights Month

This resource guide is sponsored by the Lander University Diversity Advisory Council.

Universal Human Rights Month

UN Staff Members' Children looking at a large copy of the UN Declaration of Universal Human Rights

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood." (Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948)

Dignity & Respect Campaign encourages you to find common ground with the people around you during Universal Human Rights Month and beyond. "We must remember that all human beings were born into the same world we were and that, despite our differences, we must learn to function here together. Human Rights Month is about acknowledging that people of different races, religions, cultures, and beliefs are still just that: people. We must be careful of differentiating ourselves from others so much that we forget this." (Dignity & Respect Campaign)

These children of United Nations staff members are getting a closer look at the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is two years old on 10 December. UN Photo # 123898

Films on Demand video

WPA Film Library Image of Eleanor Roosevelt Reading the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Click on the image to view the video from our Films on Demand Database.

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Multimedia resources

Check out a documentary or two on human rights in our Kanopy Streaming Multimedia resource. Narrow in on the topic using this Human Rights Search Link.