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Route to Human Rights Leaves another Mark on Miami Dade College
~MDC’s North Campus will unveil the project’s second sculpture on Saturday, Dec. 10, the 63rd anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Miami, November 30, 2011 – The Route to Human Rights, a multi-media project created and designed by International Solidarity for Human Rights (ISHR), continues its mission with the unveiling of Niños, a sculpture by one of the greatest known Spanish artist dEmo (Eladio de Mora), at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus.
The Route to Human Rights project is placing art created by local and international artists at 30 locations throughout the State of Florida, including the MDC campuses. Each of the pieces represents a different article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The North Campus sculpture is the second installation in the project and represents Article 2: “The right to freedom from discrimination.”
Miami Dade College will have the commitment to keep the sculpture “alive” by having periodic educational activities and events relating to the sculpture and what it represents inside the Human Rights Values and their meaning.
“This latest, unique piece will be part of the Miami International Sculpture Park located at MDC’s North Campus,” said North Campus President Dr. José A. Vicente.
Exactly a year ago, MDC hosted the inauguration of the multi-media project with the unveiling of Elevacíon (Elevation) by Uruguayan artist Mauro Arbiza. The 16-foot sculpture is inspired by Article 19: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression.”
A passport and map will be available at all project sites and online. Visitors can collect stamps corresponding to each article as they follow the Route to Human Rights. A completed passport can be redeemed for commemorative gifts and prizes.
The artist, dEmo has exhibited and installed exhibits in France, various cities in Spain, London, Austria, various cities in Germany, Mexico, Italy, and Portugal to name a few. While dEmo has had exhibitions in New York and other parts of US, this group of sculptures represents the first permanent installation in the United States.
ISHR is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and education of human rights through the arts, making human rights and arts more publicly accessible.
“This project is taking human rights and the arts, bringing it to the people and making it part of everyday life,” said Elizabeth Sanchez Vegas, president of International Solidarity for Human Rights.
MDC first joined forces with ISHR in 2009, when six women from the organization set a new Guinness World Record™ for “Longest Reading Aloud Marathon by a Team” while reading the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, repeatedly for more than 240 hours at one of its campuses.
MDC North Campus to Unveil Second Sculpture in Route to Human Rights Project
- WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 10, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
- WHERE: MDC North Campus, outside Preschool Lab 11380 N.W. 27 Ave., Miami
International Solidarity for Human Rights Media contacts:
Elizabeth Sanchez Vegas, 786-301-3019, email@example.com;
Devorah Sasha, 954-562-8481, firstname.lastname@example.org
MDC Media contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, email@example.com, MDC communications director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, firstname.lastname@example.org, media specialist
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949, email@example.com, MDC media relations director
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359, firstname.lastname@example.org, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, email@example.com
For information of dEmo Artwork for Purchase, Contact Reed V. Horth at 813-340-9629, firstname.lastname@example.org www.robinrile.com
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