On Dec. 10, 1948, the United
Nations General Assembly officially adopted the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights.
The declaration set fundamental freedoms for all people in
the world. Since 1949, U.S.
Presidential Proclamation 2866 has declared Dec. 10 each
year as Human Rights Day.
World AIDS Day
Now in its 18th year, World
AIDS Day began after health
ministers met at a summit in
London in 1988 and resolved
that a united global effort was
required to halt the spread of
HIV and AIDS.
(Dec. 26 – Jan. 1)
Stemming from the traditional
African values of family,
Kwanzaa was founded in
1966 by Maulana Karenga
and is celebrated from
Dec. 26 to Jan. 1. It is
based on the Nguzo Saba
or the seven guiding principles, in which one principle is
celebrated on each day of observance.
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for the Abolition
of Slavery 22 31
First day of winter New Year’s Eve
Pearl Harbor Day
Nov. 30 –Dec. 3
The 33rd Annual Whitney M. Young Jr. Memorial
Conference and Alumni Homecoming will be held at the Loews
Hotel in Philadelphia. The conference is designed to implement programs that will promote economic development in the black community. For more details, visit http://wmy.wharton.upenn.edu
National Council of Negro Women will hold its National Affiliates
Assembly at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. For
more information, visit http://www.ncnw.org/events/calendar.htm
6 – 8
The 25th Annual Perspectives on Employment of
Persons with Disabilities Conference focuses on federal
human-relations specialists, disability program managers and all
federal managers involved in recruiting, interviewing, hiring,
supervising, retaining and promoting employees with disabilities.
Program topics will cover updates to law regarding the various issues
people with disabilities face in the work force. For more details, visit
13 – 14
The Emergency Preparedness and Response Conference
(For People With Disabilities, the Elderly, Pediatrics and Animals),
sponsored by the National Organization on Disability, is a conference
that will cover emergency-management planning and response for
populations that may be more vulnerable during times of crisis.
The conference features national experts who will discuss changes
in policies, legislation, response protocols, workplace safety and disaster management. The event will take place in Washington, D.C. For
more details, visit http://www.homelanddefensejournal.com/hdl/