Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights | A Tribute to Arvonne Fraser
Monday, December 10, 2018 (Evening)
In honor of the 70th Anniversary of the ratification of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the WNDC invites Mayor Muriel Bowser to sign a proclamation declaring the week of December 10 as Human Rights Awareness Week. Join Eleanor Roosevelt Seagraves and others as we sign this proclamation. WNDC Immediate Past President and great granddaughter, Anna Eleanor
Fierst, will follow with a brief discussion of the connection between Women’s Rights and Human Rights.
Please stay for a celebration of the life of Arvonne Fraser, pioneering women’s rights activist, political campaigner, and the US Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on the Status
The WNDC is proud to pay tribute to the life and legacy of Arvonne Fraser, one of the nation’s foremost leaders in women’s rights, who passed away on August 2, 2018, at the age of 92. She was at the forefront of the women’s movement in America, fighting against sexual discrimination and violence and against discrimination in the workplace, educational institutions, and the political arena. Arvonne helped found and was President of the Women’s Equity Action League.
Arvonne was director of the International Women’s Rights Action Watch, director of the Office of Women at the AID, and served as Ambassador to the UN Commission on the Status of Women from 1993 to 1994. Ambassador Fraser also was a founder of the Center on Women and Public Policy at the Humphrey School of the University of Minnesota, the nation’s first teaching, research, and outreach center devoted to women and public policy.
PRICE: This event is free, but registration is required.