Human Rights Day 2004 Event Details

Adequate Housing For All

 

Connection Communities, Sharing Stories — An Agenda for All

 

Event Schedule:

 

5:00 PM - READING OF THE UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS DECLARATION

& EARTH CHARTER DOCUMENT

 

in front of Rochester City Hall @ Church and N. Fitzhugh Streets

 

Welcome & introduction by Rome Celli.

 

A Candlelight Vigil and Reading of the Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and of the Earth Charter Document.

 

5:45 PM - POTLUCK DINNER (bring a dish to pass please)
Community Potluck dinner across from Rochester City Hall at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church, 121 N. Fitzhugh Street
 
 Tabling by co-sponsoring groups will be encouraged.
 

6:30 PM - PROGRAM (following the POTLUCK dinner in the same location):

 

Facilitator: Barbara deLeeuw, Director Genesee Valley Chapter-New York Civil Liberties Union

 

 

I) Overview: Connecting Communities — Mary Boite, Politics of Food

 

 

II) Sharing Stories

 

Speakers to be announced.

 

 

III) Working Towards Solutions

 

Bill Selke, Fair Housing Advocate

 

Laurie Lambrix, Fair Housing Enforcement Project of the Monroe County Legal Assistance Center

 

Todd Eggert, Rochester Center for Independent Living

 

Brian Kane, Raise The Roof Initiative, Interfaith Action

 

 

IV) An Agenda for Action

 

Valencia Metcalf, Fair Housing Enforcement Project of the Monroe County Legal Assistance Center

 

 

This event is free & open to the public. It will be interpreted for the deaf. Child care will be provided.  The Church is handicapped accessible and the room is looped for the hearing impaired.

 

The 2003 Human Rights Day Vigil Committee:

 

Mary Boite, Politics of Food; Charlie De Boer, Public Policy Committee Episcopal Diocese of Rochester; Barbara deLeeuw, Genesee Valley Chapter-New York Civil Liberties Union; Hernan Escalante, Spanish Action Coalition; Martha Howden, Buddhist Peace Fellowship; Beverly LaBelle, Blessed Sacrament Church; Gail Mott, Justice Ministry of the Downtown United Presbyterian Church; Hank Stone, Citizens for a United Earth; Valencia Metcalf, Fair Housing Enforcement, MCLC.

 

Contacts:

Gail Mott @ 381-5606 Interconnect-Mott@juno.com

Mary Boite 232-1463 POF@Frontiernet.net.

This annual event is an initiative of Alliance for Democracy-Rochester.

 

 

If you wish to co-sponsor this event, please click here.

 

If you wish to make a contribution to the this event, please click here.

 

 

The following is a partial list of event sponsors:

 

Alliance for Democracy-Rochester

 

Abundance Cooperative Market

 

All Souls United Church of Religious Sciences

 

Altamont Program

 

Alternatives for Battered Women, Inc.

 

Americans United for Separation of Church & State—Rochester

 

Amnesty International, Group 191 (Brockport local)

 

Amnesty International, Group (SUNY Brockport)

 

Amnesty International, Group 89 (Rochester)

 

Amnesty International, Pittsford Mendon High School

 

Artists for a Better America, NYC

 

Bethany House

 

Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing

 

Brockport Ecumenical Outreach Ministry

 

Brownbag Bookshop

 

Buddhist Peace Fellowship-Rochester

 

Catholic  Family Center

 

Center for Dispute Settlement

 

Centro Independiente de Trabajadores Agricolas/CITA

 

Cephas Attica

 

Church Women United, Rochester

 

Citizens for a United Earth

 

City of Rochester, Community Development

 

Ciudad Hermana (Metro Justice Taskforce)

 

Colgate Rochester Cozer Divinity School

 

Commission of Christian-Muslim Relations

 

Common Good Planning Center

 

CONEA/Sector 10/NEBCA/MVH

 

Concerned Citizens for Peace

 

Downtown United Presbyterian Church

 

Edge of Justice-Rochester

 

Education for Peace, Inc.

 

Empire State Consumer Association

 

EMPOWER Welfare Rights

 

Enterprise Foundation

 

Episcopal Diocese of Rochester Public Policy Committee

 

Fair Housing Coalition, MCLAC

 

Fairport High School Students for Peace

 

Farmworker Legal Services

 

Fellowship of Reconciliation, Rochester

 

First Unitarian Church or Rochester

 

First Universalist Church

 

Flower City Habitat for Humanity

 

Foodlink

 

Friends Helping Friends, Inc.

 

Genesee Valley Chapter, New York Civil Liberties Union

 

Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace

 

Genesee Valley Organic Community Supported Agriculture

 

Greater Rochester Community of Churches

 

Greater Rochester Housing Partnership

 

Greater Rochester Community Reinvestment Coalition

 

Green Party of Monroe County

 

Greenwood Books

 

Group 14621

 

Gutenberg Books

 

House of Mercy, Inc.

 

Housing Council of Rochester

 

Housing Opportunities, Inc.

 

IndyMedia of Rochester/TV Dinner

 

Interfaith Action of Rochester

 

Interfaith Advocates for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender People

 

Interfaith Impact of New York State

 

Interfaith Alliance of Rochester

 

Islamic Center of Rochester

 

Jennifer House, Spiritus Christi

 

Judicial Process Commission

 

Justice for Farmworkers Campaign

 

Kandid Coalition

 

Labor Religion Coalition

 

Latino Alliance, Inc.

 

League of Women Voters

 

Legal Aid Society of Rochester

 

Legal Connection

 

Libertarian Party of Monroe County

 

Metro Justice

 

Monroe Coalition for Democracy

 

Moving Beyond Racism, Rochester

 

N.A.A.C.P., Rochester

 

National Coalition Building Institute, Rochester

 

Native American Cultural Center

 

Nazareth College—Social Justice Group

 

New York State United Teachers

 

New York Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

 

Northeast Neighborhood Alliance

 

PeaceArt International

 

Peace Network

 

Peacework Organic Farm

 

Peacework, Rochester

 

Planned Parenthood of Rochester/Syracuse

 

Politics of Food Program

 

Poor People’s Coalition

 

Poor People United—Metro Justice Taskforce

 

Potluck for Progressives

 

Presbytery Peacemaking Ministry Team

 

Public Employees Federation

 

Reconciliation Network - Rochester

 

Regional Action Group for the Environment

 

Rochester Area Coalition for a Living Wage

 

Rochester Center for Independent Living

 

Rochester Committee for Middle East Peace

 

Rochester Committee on Latin America (Metro Justice Task Force)

 

Rochester Food Not Bombs

 

Rochester Friends Meeting - Religious Society of Friends

 

Rochester Global AIDS Project

 

Rochester Interfaith Jail Ministry

 

Rochester Labor Council

 

Rochester Labor-Religion Coalition

 

Rochester N.O.W.

 

Rochester Zen Center

 

Rochesterians Against the Misuse of Pesticides

 

Rural and Migrant Ministry

 

St. John The Evangelist Church (Humboldt Street)

 

St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center

 

Save the Genesee Committee

 

SEIU Local 200 United

 

Sierra Club—Rochester Regional Group

 

Sisters of Mercy, Rochester

 

Sisters of St. Joseph, Rochester

 

Spiritus Christi Church

 

Step by Step of Rochester, Inc.

 

That All May Freely Serve

 

UNITE, Rochester Regional Joint Board

 

United Nations Association of Rochester

 

Unitarian Universalist Church of Canandaigua

 

U of R Students for Social Justice

 

Veterans for Peace, Louise Smith Chapter, Rochester

 

WAVE (Women Against Violent Environment)

 

Women of Reform Judaism, B’rith Kodesh Sisterhood

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