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Mayoral Proclamation - Human Rights Week - 11.13.2017


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  • WHEREAS, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted on December 10, 1948 and expresses the deepest beliefs about the rights that every human being is born with, and set in motion a movement to secure liberty and justice for all people; and

  • WHEREAS, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights decrees that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood;” and

  • WHEREAS, The City of Fargo is an inclusive community and promotes equality, inclusiveness and equitable environments, and fosters respect for all persons, regardless of race, religion, gender identification, age, ability or country of origin; and

  • WHEREAS, Education and discussion are the pillars of understanding and community building, and our community must press forward to achieve these fundamental rights and freedoms for all persons equally.

  • NOW, THEREFORE, I, Timothy J. Mahoney, Mayor of the City of Fargo, do hereby proclaim Monday, November 13, 2017 through Saturday, November 18, 2017 as Human Rights Week in the City of Fargo, North Dakota and call upon the community to observe this week by reading and studying the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and by participating in events that encourage diversity of thought and discussion, and for each of us to strive to better our community by ensuring all individuals have these fundamental rights and freedoms.

  • IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Fargo, North Dakota to be affixed this 1st day of November, 2017.