Sunday, May 10, 2009

We leave...

...this morning for Geneva, with an early morning bus ride to Dublin and then a flight. For now, a quote from one of the driving forces of the human rights movement, Eleanor Roosevelt:

Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm, or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.

Photo used under Creative Commons license. From Flickr user shinyai.

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