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January 25, 2008

United Nations Association-USAEastBay

Annual Meeting

Saturday, 26 January 2008

PacificSchool of Religion

1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

Human Rights Besieged!

Symposium: 60th Anniversary of the



11:00 Registration (with coffee/tea)

Annual General Meeting of UNA-USAEastBay (plans and elections for 2008, awards)

12:45 Adjourn for light lunch

1:30 Registration for Symposium, human rights advocacy activities, film

2:00 Human Rights Besieged!

Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Recitation of the Articles

Keynote: JAMIL DAKWAR, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Advocacy Director and head of Human Rights Program

Presentations, discussion, Q&A

Naomi Roht-Arriaza, Professor, University of California Hastings School of Law; Human Rights Advocates
Connie de la Vega, Professor, University of San Francisco School of Law; Human Rights Advocates

Julianne Cartwright Traylor, University of San Francisco School of Law, Associate Director of International Programs; United Nations Association-USA National Council: Human Rights Advocates
Rita Maran (moderator), International human rights law lecturer and author; Human Rights Advocates

4:45 Conclusions about priorities and opportunities for follow-up actions

Symposium:UNA Members free, Students $5, Members of Co-sponsors $10, General public $15

For information, call 510-864-9005


“The pursuit of human rights lies at the heart of the mission of the United Nations.It underpins the hopes of millions of people for a life in freedom, security and prosperity.The Universal Declaration of Human Rights remains as relevant today as it was on the day it was adopted.”Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General, 2007