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.


January News and Events    


2014 Salem Award Recipients Announced
Brian Concannon and Mario Joseph
The Salem Award Foundation proudly announces that Brian Concannon and Mario Joseph, Founders of the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux and the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti will be the recipients of the 2014 Salem Award. Lawyers by training and activists by nature, Concannon and Joseph have courageously and successfully fought for the human rights of Haiti's poor for two decades. Learn more about them and the upcoming award ceremony at salemaward.org.

January 20-27   24th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King
Celebration at Salem State University  
MLK_at_SSU Salem State University continues its tradition of celebrating the life and work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a week-long celebration that begins with the observance of MLK Day on Monday, January 20 and ends on Monday, January 27 with its annual convocation. Events include a candlelight vigil, a day of service, and presentations.
    The theme for this year's celebration, "Striving for Equality," aims to challenge our community to reflect on the rich history of Salem State University as a social justice pillar, and highlight the significant contributions of the past, present, and future leaders that continue to move the mission of our institution forward. Learn more.
Contact SSU directly with any questions:
or call (978) 542-2404.

January Dates to Remember

January 27  International Holocaust Remembrance Day

The UN General Assembly designated January 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The UN urges everyone to honor the victims of the Nazi era and develop educational programs to prevent future genocides.

   This year's theme, "Journeys through the Holocaust," recalls the various journeys taken during this dark period, from deportation to incarceration to freedom, and how this experience transformed the lives of those who endured it. Learn more.                                   

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