Article #1 – We are all born free and equal

Seventy years ago the United Nations adopted a document that was a milestone in the history of humankind – a blueprint for how every person on our planet should be treated.

The 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is an opportunity to commemorate, celebrate and critique this fundamental framework of freedom and equality for all humanity.

On 10th December 2018, the Museum of Freedom and Tolerance and the Community Arts Network (CAN) will celebrate the anniversary with the culmination of a very special community art project.

Using community arts practice to bring the words of the declaration to life through the eyes of young people, a 70 year old document has been transformed into a contemporary creative form as a small booklet titled ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Pocket Guide.’

Working with Youth Leaders at Edmund Rice Centre WA in Mirrabooka, CAN held workshops that examined the declaration, what the rights are, how they affect us and what their relevance is to young people. Together the young people explored how to represent the 30 articles of human rights through photography and art.

The young artists words and creative interpretations of the declaration were then drawn together to create the pocket guide and a series of interactive posters, brought to life through an augmented reality app called eVista.

This project was a successful collaboration between CAN, the Edmund Rice Centre and the Museum, a partnership critical to supporting and platforming voices that are too often unheard. By working together, the project has become a celebration of history’s intentions, our universal humanity, and a reminder of hope.

HEAR WHAT SOME OF OUR YOUTH LEADERS HAVE TO SAY BY CLICKING ON THE IMAGES BELOW

 

DOWNLOAD OUR POCKET GUIDE BY CLICKING ON THE IMAGE BELOW!