Oakwood will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Wednesday October 24th at 7 PM in the school's Meeting Room. Guest speaker Ryan Kaminski from the United Nations Association-USA will present "Rights at Home: A Call to Action on Immigration and Asylum". This special UN Day event, co-hosted with the UNA-Mid Hudson Valley, will focus on immigration, asylum, and migrant rights.
Ryan Kaminski is Senior Program Manager for Human Rights at UNA-USA.Previously Ryan was a research associate with the Council on Foreign Relations’ International Institutions and Global Governance program and a U.S. Fulbright Fellow (Hong Kong). He has also held positions with Papua New Guinea’s UN Mission, Amnesty International, and Lawrence Livermore National Lab. He is currently a research consultant with Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, TB and Malaria. Ryan was awarded the Columbia University Jal Pavry Award for Outstanding Research in International Peace and Understanding, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Graduate Fellowship, and Leo Nevas Human Rights Award. He has published in the Yale Journal of International Affairs, Reuters, Atlantic.Com, The Hill, Houston Chronicle, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, and CFR's working paper series. Ryan received his BA from the University of Chicago and MIA from Columbia University (SIPA).
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1848. Authored by Eleanor Roosevelt, The Universal Declaration recognizes the inalienable rights held by all humans and provides a benchmark for the defense of human dignity and freedom by member states of the United Nations.