Salt Lake City Celebrates Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On Thursday, December 10 the Salt Lake City Human Rights Commission and the Mayor’s Office of Diversity & Human Rights will host the 2015 Human Rights Day Celebration to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the United Nations ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The event will be held at on the third floor of the Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State Street, from 6-8:30 p.m. The celebration will include hors d’oeuvres provided by 4Truck catering, music by Latin Jazz Factory All Stars, dance by Island Traditions and a silent auction. The Salt City Human Rights Commission will also present the 2015 Human Rights Award to Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, Dr. Mansoor Emam and a posthumous award in memory of Frank Cordova.

All proceeds from the event will support the Human Rights Education Project, a program that educates refugee and immigrant populations about their legal rights in the United States. The Mayor’s Office of Diversity & Human Rights has held 151 workshops since the program’s launch in May 2012 and reached over 4,000 refugees and immigrants in 18 different languages.

Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Purchase tickets online at