Route to Human Rights Official Launch 12/10/10

Route to Human Rights Official Launch
Friday, December 10, 2010, 11am-1pm
Miami Dade College InterAmerican Campus
627 S.W. 27 Ave. (Corner of S.W. 27 Ave. and S.W. 6 St.)

On Friday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. the InterAmerican Campus will host the inauguration of the multi-media project, titled Route to Human Rights, which will place art created by local and international artists at 30 locations throughout the state. Each of the pieces will represent a different article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The project will eventually include works of art permanently installed at all eight MDC campuses, among other locations.

The inauguration will feature the unveiling of the first work of art, Elevacíon (Elevation), created by Uruguayan artist Mauro Arbiza. The 16-foot sculpture is inspired by Article 19: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression.”

Presented in partnership with the Florida Center for the Literary Arts, the event will also honor the work of Chenjerai Hove, Miami: City of Refuge writer-in-residence.

Once all works are installed, a Passport to Human Rights route and map will be available at all project sites and online. Visitors can collect stamps corresponding to each article as they follow the Route to Human Rights. A completed passport can be redeemed for commemorative gifts and prizes.

MDC first joined forces with ISHR a year ago. On Nov. 12, 2009, six women from the organization set a new Guinness World Record™ for “Longest Reading Aloud Marathon by a Team” while reading the30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, repeatedly for more than 240 hours at the InterAmerican Campus.