FLAX Grant

Images for Human Rights: Student Voices

September 2-5, 2008, UNESCO, Paris
January 2-4, 2009, Pasadena Central Library

Wednesday, December 10 – Sunday, January 4, Pasadena Central Library
Don’t miss Images for Human Rights: Student Voices, a beautiful exhibition of 25 posters by top students at Art Center College of Design, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights. These visual interpretations of the Declaration provide vibrant new perspectives on the universal theme of human rights, and were recently shown at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The exhibition is presented by Designmatters, Art Center’s social and humanitarian educational initiative, and is made possible through the generous support of the France Los Angeles Exchange (FLAX).

Thursday, December 11, 7:00-8:30 PM, Pasadena Central Library
“Human Rights and Us: Getting the Message Out,” a panel discussion on the key role of higher education today in supporting human rights issues throughout the world – and especially in the Greater Los Angeles area. Panelists include David Kaye, Executive Director of the UCLA School of Law International Human Rights Program; Alison Dundes Renteln, Professor of Political Science and Anthropology at the University of Southern California; and Martha Rich and Esther Watson, faculty in the Illustration department at Art Center College of Design whose students produced the Images for Human Rights exhibition on view at the Library. The panel will be moderated by Erica Clark, Art Center’s Senior Vice President of International Initiatives and co- founder of the College’s Designmatters initiative exploring social and humanitarian uses of design.

The event garnered press coverage in the Pasadena Star News, Pasadena Weekly, Pasadena Now, Community Arts Network, Art Daily, Topix, When.com, The Magazine Los Angeles, Inside Bay Area, Walkers Unknown Thoughts, Iconoclast, and Print Magazine.

Download press release here.