The Kitsap County Human Rights ConferenceDecember 6th, 2010 by marcie
The 20th Kitsap County Human Rights Conference is Friday December 10th. This event is put on by the Kitsap County Council for Human Rights, and is held each year on a Friday close to International Human Rights Day. This year the dates coincide.
International Human Rights Day is celebrated on the anniversary of the day the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed, December 10th, 1948, and was formally established in 1950.
According to their web site, the Kitsap County Council for Human
Rights was formed in 1989 and has a vision that “Kitsap County
shall be a caring, supportive, and safe community which values each
individual, celebrates individual differences, and recognizes the
importance of each person’s contribution to the community.”
Over the 20 years of the conference the topics presented have varied widely and included such timely discussions as last year’s poverty and homelessness. The topics intended for this year’s conference include: Immigration Reform, Immigration issues in Kitsap County, the Seattle Police Department’s successes and difficulties in establishing a working relationship with the LGBTQ community, Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask About Transgenderism, How Do We Relate to People (Not) Like Me, and What’s Going on Across the State. Also planned is a performance by the North Kitsap High School Dramatic Arts of Then They Came For Me: Remembering Anne Frank (by James Still) and LaCausa – a Living Voices dramatic presentation.
The conference is always a full day of learning – both about current human rights issues affecting people in Kitsap County, and about the wonderful work local folks are doing around these issues.