On Wednesday, December 10 at 6 pm, join artist Carina del Rosario in creating a passport that reflects your identity at Human Rights Day! At this Town Hall event, del Rosario’s project “The Passport Series” will tackle personal identity in an interactive art installation. There’s a lot of personal information that passports don’t hold (and not everyone has identifying documents), and del Rosario’s take on the passport aims to capture self-identity, including responses to cultural identity and gender identity, which wouldn’t be found on a traditional passport. During the Human Rights Day Celebration, a temporary “Passport Office” will be set up for guests to participate in the process of making of their own passport. Completed passports as part of this ongoing project are currently hanging in the Mayor’s Gallery at City Hall.
Seattle’s 15th annual Human Rights Day will also feature speaker Jorge Baron, Executive Director of the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NIRP). He’ll discuss NIRP’s work to provide comprehensive immigration services to low-income individuals and families in Washington. The evening will also highlight the Seattle Human Rights Commission’s immigrant rights work, and celebrate the 2014 Human Rights Awards for local individuals and organizations. Human Rights Day annually commemorates the December 10, 1948 signing of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This event is free and open to the public.