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December is Human Rights Month

Throughout December Nonotuck will be honoring National Human Rights Month.  This year’s National Human Rights Month Theme relates to ‘Equality’ and Article 1 of the United Declaration of Human Rights: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”. 

On December 9, 2001, President George Bush Declared Human Rights Week.  Since then, it has evolved into a month-long recognition. Nonotuck would like to come together and see how we can do better.   This month is a reminder that the United Nations General Assembly codified the basic human rights of every person. It’s also a time to reflect on the way we treat others, and to do what we can in the fight for equality.  To get started, here are a few ways we can begin to observe Human Rights Month:


  • Attend our Universal Human Rights Presentation
  • Re-read the Bill of Rights and research what these freedoms mean to you
  • Do some volunteering
  • Give back to your community
  • Use #NationalHumanRights and #HumanRights to post on social media
  • Spread the word about the importance of treating everyone around us with respect, dignity, and kindness.

“(Through shared living) people with a disability experience a real transformation and discover confidence in themselves; they discover their capacity to make choices, and also find a certain liberty and above all their dignity as human beings.”

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