7th Annual Human Rights Day


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Human Rights Day isn’t only one day. It is everyday. We have developed a couple of small steps everyone can take to exercise our human rights to ensure human rights for all.

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7th Annual Human Rights Day

  1. 1. 7th ANNUAL Human Rights Day isn’t only one day. It is everyday. We have developed a couple of small steps everyone can HUMAN take to exercise our human rights to ensure human rights for all.First thing to do is sign up to read an article of the UN Convention on the Elimination RIGHTSof All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). We are partnering withHawai’i Women in Film Making to produce two videos of CEDAW so all womenknow their rights. The short version of CEDAW will be screened on March 19 at thepremiere of In the Land of Blood and Honey. Sign up at the screening. Also, if you areinterested, we are making a full version of CEDAW’s 30 articles, so sign up for that. DAYWe will then have the women of Hawai’i sharing the International Bill of Rights forWomen. It will be available as an educational tool for anyone interested.Second thing to do is contact our elected officials and let them know we are acompassionate and creative citizenry that care about human rights in our islandsand in international affairs. Please contact all four members in Washington D.C. andask them to support women’s rights in the world. Encourage our two US Senatorsto ratify the UN CEDAW soon so we can join the rest of our allies in advocacy forgender justice. ONE campaign is also organizing a call-in to the Senate AppropriationsCommittee deciding on the International Affairs budget. Please call Senator Inouyeto thank him for strong leadership in protecting life-saving global health programs toend poverty in previous budgets and continue his positive record.Third and final, petition the White House with We the People. Please visit thewebsite and encourage the Obama Administration to ratify the UN CEDAW today.Website: http://wh.gov/ISy Proudly sponsored by: Hawai’i Institute for Human Rights • Four Freedoms ForumHawai’i Center for Human Rights Research • Pacific and Asian Affairs Council United Nations Association USA Hawai’i • Amnesty International Hawai’i Hawai’i Women in Film Making • ONE Hawai’i • UH Women’s Center UH Center on Disability Studies • Media Solutions Pacific Justice & Reconciliation Center • Whole Foods • The Body Shop MARCH 15-22, 2012 HAWAI’I STATE CAPITOL
  2. 2. Thursday, MARCH 15 Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, set during the Bosnian War that10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Career Fair for the Common Good tore the Balkan region apart in the Dr. Bounthone Chanthalavong, President, Alliance for 1990s, tells the story of two people Democracy in Laos from different sides of a brutal 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. The Environment as a Human Right in Laos: ethnic conflict. Imminent Issues of Human Rights in SouthEast Asia Danijel, a soldier fighting for Message from Angelina Jolie to introduce her film the Serbs, and Ajla, a Bosnian In the Land of Blood and Honey 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. + Plus + held captive in the camp Danijel Angelina Jolie & Cast Interview on oversees, met shortly before the Anderson Cooper One Hour Special war started in 1992. They might Preventing Genocide & Promoting Gender Justice have become lovers, but as the3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Discussion armed conflict takes hold of their WITNESS/HIHR Human Rights & Fundamental Freedoms lives, their relationship grows darker, Film Festival Featuring: WITNESS Short Documentaries on their motives and connection to Climate Change, Human Rights in the U.S. and Land Rights one another ambiguous, and their4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. + Plus + Launch of White House Petition on The U.S. Ratification allegiances uncertain. of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Monday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. at the Doris Duke Theater General Admission $10 - Academy of Arts Members $8 Monday, MARCH 19 Thursday, March 22, 9:00 a.m. at Consolidated Theaters, Kapolei Admission FREE Panel Presentation: Women in Film Making Anne Misawa, Marlene Booth, 5:30 p.m. Lisette Flanary and Edgy Lee March 19, 2012 - 5:30 p.m. Laniakea YWCA, Room 307, 1040 Richards Street Panel Presentation - Women in Film Making with In the Land of Blood and Honey 7:30 p.m. Doris Duke Theater, Honolulu Academy of Arts Anne Misawa, Marlene Booth, Lisette Flanary and Edgy Lee General Admission: $10 Academy Members: $8 Anne Misawa has worked internationally in various aspects of film production. Her primary work is as a director on State of Aloha and as a Thursday, MARCH 22 cinematographer on Treeless Mountain, Jack & Diane and Salt, and she teaches cinematic production at the Academy for Creative Media, University of Hawai’i at Manoa. In the Land of Blood and Honey Marlene Booth, a documentary filmmaker, teaches film at the Academy 9:00 a.m. Consolidated Theaters, Kapolei for Creative Media at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Her major films FREE! include: Pidgin: The Voice of Hawai‘i, Yidl in the Middle: Growing Up Jewish Panel of University of Hawai’i Professors and in Iowa, and They Had a Dream: Brown v Board of Education 25 Years Later. 11:00 a.m. Community Advocates for Human Rights Laniakea YWCA, Room 307, 1040 Richards Street, Honolulu, HI 96813 Consolidated Theaters, Kapolei following the film