Diversity & Equity Newsletter
December is Universal Human Rights Month
On December 10th in 1948 the United Nations wrote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Simplified, the 30 rights outlined in this declaration are:
- We are all born free & equal.
- No Discrimination. These rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences.
- We have the right to life, and to live in freedom and safety.
- Nobody has the right to make us a slave, or to keep slaves.
- Nobody has the right to hurt or torture us.
- These rights are universal, no matter where you go.
- We are all equal before the law.
- Our human rights are protected by the law.
- We have the right to not be unfairly detained
- We have the right to a fair and public trail.
- We are always innocent until we are proven guilty.
- We all have the right to privacy.
- We have the right to travel within our own country.
- We have the right to seek a safe place to live, including fleeing our own country.
- We have the right to belong to a country.
- We have the right to marriage and family, if desired.
- We have the right to our own things.
- We have freedom of thought. We can think and believe what we want, including religion, and change those thoughts and beliefs as we want.
- We have the freedom of expression. We can think what we want and share it with others.
- We have the right to public assembly. We can gather with friends to peacefully defend our rights. We can not be forced to join a group.
- We have a right to take part in the government of our own country. We can choose our leaders.
- We have the right to affordable housing, medicine, education, and childcare, enough money to live on and medical help if we are ill or old.
- We have the right to work, earn a fair wage, and join a union.
- We have the right to rest from work and to play.
- We have the right to food and shelter.
- We have the right to education.
- We have the right to copyright our creations.
- We have the right to a fair and free world.
- We have a responsibility to one another to protect these rights and freedoms.
- Nobody can take away these human rights.
ASUA's Diversity & Equity Committee Presents: On The Spectrum - a panel series featuring Autistic Adults
Saturday, Dec. 11th, 10:30-11:30am
This is an online event.
Stay tuned for future topics including:
- Relationship Experiences
RSVP to Trish@AStepUpAcademy.org by Dec 10th for the Zoom Link!
The Diversity and Equity Committee will be hosting panel-style workshops featuring adults on the autism spectrum. Please fill out this form so we can see what topics and questions you might like to have covered during these sessions.
Check out the Diversity Terminology & Language Glossary for current terms and language used to talk about diversity topics. This document will be frequently updated to keep on top of the ever-changing conversations about language usage.
Do you have a topic or issue for the Diversity & Equity Committee to discuss? Have you found a resource, tool, etc you think would be beneficial to our goals? Do you have any questions or suggestions? This form is anonymous.