Hooray for humans!
In 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights because “the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people.” You’re invited to exercise those very freedoms at Sacramento’s fourth annual Human Rights Festival, a celebration of the declaration’s 55th anniversary. The party offerings include tamale dinners; crafts; live music; and poetry and theater by Straight Out Scribes, Felicia Matiz, Stephanie Haffner, Los Revoltosos, Phil Goldvarg and more. Mark your calendars for Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for youths under 18. The festival will be at the Hart Senior Center, 915 27th Street. Call 369-5510 for more information and visit www.un.org/Overview/rights to read the declaration in its entirety.