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Library Spotlight: Human Rights Month

Digital displays and collection highlights from the Lewis Library at NCCC.

Welcome and Introduction

Welcome to the Lewis Library's digital display celebrating the month of December as Universal Human Rights month. As a result of the tumultuous experiences of World War II, the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948 adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights --shining forth key features of inherent rights, dignities, and freedoms deserving of all humankind that should be applied universally and internationally. 

Because of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, the International Day for People with Disabilities on Dec. 3, the International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10, and the International Human Solidarity Day on Dec. 20, the Lewis Library will highlight resources that allow you to step into the history of human rights, understand issues that have been forged from the ideas of human rights, and walk in the shoes of those who have struggled and achieved great deeds in the name of promoting human rights.

All of the print materials can be checked out at the circulation desk on the 2nd floor of the Lewis Library.

Human Rights History

International Human Solidarity Day, Standing Up for Fair Labor and Rising Against Poverty

This video shows how the first independent trade union in the history of the Soviet bloc was born. Poland’s Solidarity union became a reality after 25 years of struggle culminated in the signing of the Gdansk Accords.

“Solidarity.” Films On Demand, Films Media Group, 1991,

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)

The People's Advocate—Against the Odds: Inspiring Stories of Disability

This video highlights Robert Martin, international speaker and disability rights advocate, who was instrumental in drafting the "Rights of Persons with Disabilities" for the United Nations Convention.

“Robert Martin: The People's Advocate—Against the Odds: Inspiring Stories of Disability.” Films On Demand, Films Media Group, 2014,

World AIDS Day

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