Local Human Rights Awards Recipients
Inspired by the Eleanor Roosevelt quote, "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. [...] 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." Since 2010, the UNA-USA Southern Illinois Chapter commemorates Human Rights Day by recognizing a local individual or organization that advances Human Rights.