Ella Baker Human Rights Conference

On December 13, 2008, over 500 workers, students, youth, educators and health professionals gathered at the David Center at UVM to build a broad-based movement for human rights in our communities. This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights issued by the United Nations, however many of the most basic rights remain unmet in the wealthiest country in the world. The conference took place on December 13th, the 105th anniversary of the birth of Human Rights activist Ella Baker.

[ Video of Keynote Speakers | Read VWC Director James Haslam's closing remarks at the conference | More about Ella Baker from Wikipedia ]