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Public invited to art exhibit celebrating diversity

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Posted at 6:38 AM, Dec 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-31 08:38:56-05

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office of Diversity & Human Rights has invited the public to an art exhibit celebrating diversity on Tuesday.

“The Celebrating Diversity Art Exhibit showcases peace flags decorated by local refugee women and children who illustrate the stories of hope, dreams and beliefs about what it means to be an individual with guaranteed universal human rights,” a press release from the Mayor’s Office of Diversity of Human Rights said.

The exhibit will be open Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first floor of the Salt Lake City and County Building, 451 S State St.

Read the full press release:

Art Exhibit Celebrates Local Diversity and Human Rights

SALT LAKE CITY – As part of a continuous International Human Rights Day outreach and educational effort, the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office of Diversity & Human Rights invites the public to an art exhibit celebrating diversity. The exhibit is open through Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Salt Lake City & County Building, first floor, 451 S. State Street.

The Celebrating Diversity Art Exhibit showcases peace flags decorated by local refugee women and children who illustrate the stories of hope, dreams and beliefs about what it means to be an individual with guaranteed universal human rights. Displayed alongside the peace flags is a photograph and interview exhibit designed to celebrate the City’s diverse refugee and immigrant populations.

Both the art exhibit and the human rights book displays are free and open to the public and will be on display for the month of December.

The Salt Lake City Library branches are also showcasing films and books to further discuss global and domestic human rights issues. Residents are invited to pick up suggested reading and viewing lists at a local library and learn more about diversity and human rights through book and film.

The Celebrating Diversity Art Exhibit is part of a continuation series of month-long events for International Human Rights Day commemorating the United Nations General Assembly’s 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.