Human Rights Day Candlelight Vigil – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Human Rights Day Candlelight Vigil

A candlelight vigil will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, on the steps of Geneva's City Hall on Castle Street, as part of the local observance of Human Rights Day. It is free and open to the public.

The program, sponsored by the Geneva Human Rights Commission and the Office of Intercultural Affairs of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, will include animated readings of the Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, signed in 1948 by Eleanor Roosevelt and representatives of member states of the United Nations.

Among those presenting will be President Mark Gearan, Professor Catherine Gallouët, Felipe Estefan '07, Professor Michael Tinkler, Professor Eugen Baer, Morgan Callahan '06, Sebastiano Lucci, and Donna Albro and Chevey DeVaney of the Intercultural Affairs staff.

“While Human Rights Day is a time to celebrate our progress, it is also a time to rededicate ourselves to the struggles for equality that still lie ahead,” said Karen Baer, Executive Director of the Geneva Human Rights Commission.

“I am excited that the honoring of this day and what it stands for has now become a Geneva tradition.”

Those who need a ride or details may call the Commission office at (315) 789-8336 or e-mail