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Human Rights Center Celebrates 25 Years of Research, Education, and Training

NOVEMBER 25, 2013—On December 10, 2013, International Human Rights Day, the University of Minnesota Human Rights Center will commemorate its 25th anniversary with a special performing arts event in honor of the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The celebration will feature human rights-themed music, dance, and spoken word performances from local and international artists and students, as well as appetizers from a variety of Twin Cities' restaurants and grocery stores. The free public event runs from 6-9 p.m. at Grace-Trinity Community Church, 1430 W. 28th St., Minneapolis. RSVPs requested to: hrcrsvp@umn.edu or 612-626-0041.

Since 1988, the Human Rights Center has carried out its mission to work locally, nationally, and internationally to provide training, educational materials, and assistance to professionals, students, and volunteers working to promote and protect human rights. The Center is dedicated to the human rights movement's larger goal of creating a culture of equality, justice, and respect. Housed in the University of Minnesota Law School, it operates at the nexus of theory and practice in the belief that strong scholarship and practical field work in human rights symbiotically enrich the quality of both.

The Human Rights Center's work has helped establish the University of Minnesota's international reputation as a center for the study of human rights. Its online Human Rights Library records an average of over 350,000 unique visits per month from more than 150 countries around the world; its Human Rights Education Program has trained and provided resources to tens of thousands of human rights educators in Minnesota, nationally, and around the world. The Center has also supported 538 Human Rights Fellows to undertake meaningful service learning projects in 91 countries around the world, as well as hosted over 170 international visitors to conduct research, scholarship, training, and professional development in the area of human rights.

To find out more about the Human Rights Center, visit its website at www.hrcenter.umn.edu.

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