Migration and Human Rights | Free Exhibition

Mon 10 Dec 2018 to Thu 4 Apr 2019
Event location: 

United Nations Association-San Diego, 2171 Pan American Plz, UN Building, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

--- Exhibition Free and Open to Public --
Exhibition Opening | Migration and Human Rights

The United Nations Association of San Diego (UNA USA San Diego) founded the Eleanor Roosevelt Gallery as an exhibition space past summer offering the San Diego refugee community to showcase their work prominently in historic Balboa Park.

On Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 2 pm, a new temporary exhibit – Migration and Human Rights – is opening its doors at the United Nations Building in Balboa Park, the Association’s office since the mid-1950s due to Eleanor Roosevelt’s personal negotiations with the City of San Diego.

In partnership with the Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos (CNDH, National Human Rights Commission Mexico), the exhibition features twelve (12) posters from a collection of eighty-four (84) digitalized artworks that were formerly displayed under the same title outdoors in Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park, in 2017.

Comprised of works from renowned artists and youth from all continents, the art focuses on migration and its affects on all aspects of society. This timely exhibition explores “ways of approaching the population with the valuable support of institutions sensitive to the issue,” while offering to help in understanding “the migratory phenomenon from the perspective of human rights, the impact it leaves on people and their repercussions in the place of origin, destination and return.” as noted in an official statement by the CNDH.

In a year that commemorates the 70yj anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), UNA USA San Diego highlights a shared humanity based on the UDHR preamble acknowledging the “inherent dignity … equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family [as] the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.” San Diego Chapter’s Vice President of the Board of Directors, Stefania Marchina summarizes the organization’s intent with this exhibition to underline that “the core of Human Rights is to leave no one behind by securing equality, fairness and justice for all, regardless of nationality, race or migration status.”

The exhibition Migration and Human Rights is on public display starting December 10, 2018 until April 4, 2019.

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