CITY OF NEWBURGH (NY) – The City of Newburgh Human Rights Commission (HRC) will mark the 75 th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights with a themed program of “Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All” at its annual Human Rights Day celebration on Sunday, December 10 th . The event will be held at 2:00 pm, at the Newburgh Free Library Auditorium,
124 Grand Street. The celebration is free and open to the community.
This year’s keynote address will be delivered by New York State Supreme Court Justice and former Newburgh City Court Judge E. Loren Williams. New York State Human Rights Commissioner Maria Imperial will travel to Newburgh to help mark the occasion as a special guest of honor to present HRC’s 2023 “Human Rights Heroes” awards.
This City of Newburgh HRC celebration coincides with the 75 th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), first adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The UDHR is a landmark document that ushered in an era of expanded human rights for all peoples. In recent years, we have witnessed a sustained and intensifying attack on historically vulnerable and marginalized groups. The City of Newburgh’s HRC is an expression of our
community’s values and stands strongly for the equal dignity and worth of every person.