This Month in Human Rights
and Social Justice

The upcoming events and dates below are opportunities for all of us to recognize and remember those who speak out and take action to alleviate discrimination, promote tolerance, and achieve justice for victims of
social injustice.  


Mar 7   March from Selma to Montgomery, "Bloody Sunday," 1965

At the height of the modern civil Selma1965rights movement, activists organized a march for voting rights, from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery, the state capital. On March 7, some 600 people assembled at a downtown church, knelt briefly in prayer, and began walking silently, two-by-two through the city streets. Learn more. 



IWD_logo Mar 8   International Women's Day 

Since its beginnings at the turn of the 20th century, International Women's Day has grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration across developed and developing countries alike.


Thousands of events occur globally throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. The theme of International Women's Day 2013 is The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum. Learn more.



Mar 7-14  Salem Film Fest   SalemFilmFest

The 6th annual all-documentary Salem Film Fest will feature a line-up of 32 films from 17 different countries that are sure to inspire, outrage, intrigue and amaze.
This is 
New England's largest all-documentary festival.


The Salem Award Foundation proudly sponsors the film Poetry of Resilience, which follows six poets who survived some of the worst atrocities of the 20th century and explored language as an internal means of survival--for the poet and the readers of poems. Learn more. 



Mar 26   21st Annual Salem Award for Human Rights  

               and Social Justice   



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