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Eleanor Roosevelt and the Future of Human Rights

University Forum presents a lecture by professor Blanche Wiesen Cook, departments of history and women’s studies, Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Eleanor Roosevelt played a key role in the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), but a second document she worked on, the Covenant on Economic and Social Rights, was never ratified. Tonight Eleanor Roosevelt's leading biographer will discuss the history of these documents as well as the human rights work that remains to be done. Professor Cook portrays Roosevelt as most important woman in American political history, an activist of great independence of spirit, and a teacher, writer, and crusader for social justice and human rights worldwide.

When: Thursday, April 28, 2011
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Where: The Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Community, Lectures, UNLV

Event posted April 5, 2011
Last updated April 5, 2011

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