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Join us for Seattle Human Rights Day 2021

By Seattle Human Rights Commission

Dear Friends,

Celebrate with the Seattle Human Rights Commission on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 6 pm for our annual Human Rights Day virtual event. In collaboration with Town Hall Seattle, the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, and our Human Rights Day planning partners and sponsors, we welcome you to join us to amplify and advocate for human rights in the region.

The event is free and open to the public.

This year’s theme is Overcoming Hate: Reflections on Healing Post-9/11. Our guest speakers for this event include State Senator, Bob Hasegawa, Vice President of AFT – Washington, Tracy Lai, Founder & President of World Without Hate, Rais Bhuiyan and more.

As part of the Human Rights Day event, the Human Rights Commission will announce the 2021 Human Rights Awards for local individuals, organizations, and coalitions. Submit your nominations for the 2021 Human Rights Awards by November 20, 2021 here.

This event is accessible, including an ASL interpreter. Call 206-819-5729 or email to request an accommodation. Information about Seattle Human Rights Day is available in other formats on request.

Human Rights Day commemorates the anniversary of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted December 10, 1948.

2021 Human Rights Awards

Every year our Human Rights Day celebration recognizes Seattle’s exceptional human rights leaders. Please help us identify those leaders by nominating individuals, organizations, and coalitions that have advanced human rights locally, nationally or globally.

Award Categories:

  • Human rights leader (individual)
  • Human rights organization
  • Human rights coalition

Submit your nominations by November 20 at this link to open a nomination form. Awardee selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to advancing human rights.
  • Works for racial and social justice.
  • Provides courageous leadership.
  • Develops innovative programs advancing human rights.
  • Supports equal opportunities and workplaces free from discrimination.

Past award recipients have included The Colectivo de Detenidos, Marcus Harrison Green, Garfield High School’s Black Student Union, Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, Choose 180, and Nikkita Oliver.