The Amherst League is cosponsoring the annual commemoration of International Human Rights Day, arranged and hosted by the Amherst chapter of Amnesty International. The speaker will be our State Senator-elect, Jo Comerford. As Amnesty International Group 128 notes of Jo Comerford, "her long and deep record of human rights advocacy encompasses work as director or in leadership with American Friends Service Committee, National Priorities Project, MoveOn, Food Bank of Western Mass, and the Jackson Street School PTO. This list is testament to her deep commitment in causes of equity, justice, peace, environment."
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted unanimously by the United Nations seventy years ago on December 10, 1948. On December 10th, the actual anniversary, the Amherst Human Rights Commission will sponsor a reading of the Universal Declaration on the Amherst Town Common.