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.

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Be a Part of Giving Tuesday

So much happens at the end of November. One day to give thanks; two days to get bargains. How about a day to give back? That is what Giving Tuesday is about.

Last year, more than 27,000 organizations in 68 countries came together to celebrate the spirit of generosity. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving), has inspired people around the world to give, to volunteer and to bring about real change in their communities.

The SAF invites you to join this movement to give on December 1.
Learn more about #GivingTuesday
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December News and Events
December 1   No Place for Hate Committee  
The No Place for Hate Committee of Salem's primary goal is to be a resource to the City of Salem by providing support and education on diversity issues. For claims of discrimination, the Committee can assist residents with referrals to the appropriate investigative and enforcement agencies. Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month. Learn more.

5:30pm at 120 Washington St., 3rd Floor Conference Rm.
For more information please email Lassade@salem.com 

December 7   Global Terrorism
: An SSU Community Discussion
The Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies will be hosting an open discussion forum about the recent terrorist attacks in Europe and the Middle East.

12:00 pm at SSU Enterprise Center, 121 Loring Ave., Salem 
Free and open to the public. Learn more.    

December Dates to Remember  

December 1   Rosa Parks' Arrest (1955)
Police report on Rosa Parks 
The modern American Civil Rights movement began 60 years ago today when Rosa Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give her seat to a white man on a municipal bus. Her arrest led to legal actions that ended racial segregation on municipal buses throughout the South.
   She was not the first person to be arrested, but as woman of unchallenged character held in high esteem by all those who knew her, her quiet act of defiance was impossible to ignore.
Learn more. 

"16 Days of Activism" continues through December 10
To galvanize the global efforts to end violence against women and girls, U.N. Women has organized the UNiTE to End Violence against Women "Orange the World" campaign. In 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence--from November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10, Human Rights Day, "Orange Events" will take place worldwide. Learn more.

December 18   International Migrants Day (2000)
With ever increasing numbers of migrants moving throughout the world, the UN General Assembly declared the 18 December as a day to celebrate the role of the migrant and the contribution that migration brings to community development. 
    UN Member States, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental, observe International Migrants Day by disseminating information on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants, sharing experiences, and developing actions to ensure migrants' protection. Learn more.   

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