Studs Terkel in town today.
excerpts from a release from American Rights at Work ......to Host Second Annual Eleanor Roosevelt
Human Rights Awards Celebration
Thursday American Rights at Work will honor workers’ rights leaders and activists from diverse backgrounds at its second annual Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Awards Celebration in Washington, DC. The recipients reflect a growing concern about workplace fairness among employers, civic-minded individuals, and organizations outside the labor movement. Many view protecting workers’ rights as good business practice and a crucial act for advancing democracy and human rights at home and abroad.
The award is named after Eleanor Roosevelt, a long-time union member who was instrumental in the passage of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The treaty states, “Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association and the right to form and join trade unions.��?
WHO: The awards celebration, featuring special guest Sen. John Edwards, will honor:
With unmatched creativity and sensitivity, author and activist Studs Terkel lifts up the voices of America’s working people.
One of most recognized talents on the silver screen, Danny Glover is also well-known on the picket line, where he works to improve the lives of hotel workers and their families.