December 9, 2011—Solidarity Center Executive Director Shawna Bader-Blau will participate in an online discussion about worker rights and democracy, hosted by the Department of State to commemorate International Human Rights Day.
Join Bader-Blau and Special Representative for International Labor Affairs Barbara Shailor in a conversation on the role of worker rights, decent work, and freedom of association in ensuring just and democratic societies. The event will be live-streamed on Tuesday December 13 at 8 a.m. (EST) and available through the CO.NX Portal: https://statedept.connectsolutions.com/hr.
International Human Rights Day recognizes the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948, by the United Nations General Assembly. The Declaration outlines the inalienable rights of all people and has since served as the benchmark for the extension and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, including freedom of association and the right to form and join unions. Eleanor Roosevelt chaired the drafting committee, which included members from Lebanon, USSR, China, France, Australia, Chile, Canada, and the United Kingdom. December 10, 2011, is the 63rd anniversary of the Declaration.
Participate in this virtual event on Facebook (http://goo.gl/FxinZ) or at http://goo.gl/AaXZS. Through either option, engage with others around the world in a real-time chat and submit your thoughts and questions for the speakers.
View the archived video at http://conx.state.gov/media/labor-rights-a-path-to-durable-democracy/