Fresno State will host a National Human Rights Day event on Dec. 9 and will feature the Human Rights Coalition of the Central Valley.
The theme of the event will be “Women’s Rights are Human Rights” and will feature keynote speaker Amanda Renteria, chief of operations for the California Department of Justice.
A panel on human rights is scheduled after the speech by Renteria. Information on education politics and family life will be available at table booths.
National Human Rights Day was born out of former U.S. first lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s humanitarian work as head of the Human Rights Commission in the late 1940s.
Human Rights Day has been celebrated every 10th of December since 1948 in honor of the U.N. General Assembly’s adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Since 2012, the Human Rights Coalition of the Central Valley has been a key organization raising awareness on human rights issues like human trafficking, torture and domestic violence.
The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in North Gym Room 118. Admission is free, and the event is open to all ages.