FLAX Grant

Images for Human Rights: Student Voices

This exhibition is a series of 20 posters, showcasing personal interpretations of the Declaration’s articles by sixteen students from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. The students’ images not only reinforce the document’s principles but highlight human rights violations around the world—from the abuse of sweatshop workers to the conscription of child soldiers. The exhibition opened at the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Headquarters in Paris during the United Nations Department of Public Information/Non-Governmental Organization Conference in September 2008. In December 2008, the exhibition was on view at the Pasadena Central Library in Pasadena, California.

Following the exhibition at the Skirball, “Images for Human Rights: Student Voices” has found a permanent home at the Holocaust Memorial Center, Zekelman Family Campus in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

The central theme of Images for Human Rights: Student Voices is the innate dignity of all human beings. The Skirball Cultural Center—which is anchored in the Jewish and democratic values of justice and equality—will present Images for Human Rights: Student Voices as part of its ongoing commitment to and celebration of diversity, social justice, global understanding, and education. This exhibition will amplify the Skirball’s efforts in outreach across the diverse cultures of Los Angeles.