Gray Panthers of San Francisco
November 2007 Newsletter

Honoring Eleanor Roosevelt and
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights


On the Steps of City Hall

Aileen Hernandez read the Board of Supervisors proclamation of October 11th as Eleanor Roosevelt Day in San Francisco. Members of WILPF and the Gray Panthers read the whereas introductions of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UHDR).

Enthusiastic students from Ms. Cantrell’s 8th grade class from Everett Middle School read the clauses specifying the rights that should be guaranteed to each person in the world. Faith Petric and her guitar led the singing of This Land Is Your Land. The whole inspiring occasion was finished with pizza, apples and juice, courtesy of the SF GPs. This event was sponsored by our Civil Liberties/Human Rights Committee and WILPF with the help of Experience Corps, Mission Beacon Center and Supervisor Ammiano’s office and is part of the campaign to get the UDHR incorporated into the California State Constitution.

Read a talk on Eleanor Roosevelt's role in labor and the labor movement, by Brigid O'Farrell, of the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project at George Washington University. It was given given at a simultaneous celebration of Eleanor Roosevelt at Senior Action Network.


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