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Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Ida Castro to speak at Human Rights Day Celebration

11/20/2002  9:00:00 AM
Haddis Tadesse (206) 684-4540
Roberto Bonaccorso  (206) 684-5282

Ida Castro to speak at Human Rights Day Celebration
Three Events to Celebrate Seattle Human Rights

Former EEOC Commissioner Ida Castro – the first Latina to serve in that role – is the featured guest at the 7th annual celebration of Seattle Human Rights Day on Tuesday, December 10, noon–1:30 p.m. in the Dome Room of the Arctic Building, corner of 3rd and Cherry in downtown Seattle. She also will appear at a reception on Monday, December 9, 6:30 p.m. at Seattle Town Hall, 8th and Seneca. Both events are free and open to the public. Host for the Monday evening event is the Honorable Jorge Madrazo, Consul of Mexico. Co-sponsors also include Grupo Mexico and Casa Latina.

Commissioner Castro served as Chairwoman of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission from 1998-2000. She has received numerous awards throughout her distinguished career, including three Vice Presidential awards for improved government services, and the Public Service Award from Rutgers School of Law Alumni Association. Currently she is the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Personnel.

As part of Seattle Human Rights Day, Living Voices will give a free performance of La Causa on Tuesday, December 3, noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Dome Room of the Arctic Building. La Causa combines live performance and archival film footage to portray the life and work of Cesar Chavez.

Seattle Human Rights Day is sponsored by the Seattle Office for Civil Rights, the Seattle Human Rights Commission and the King County Civil Rights Commission. The event commemorates the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted December 10, 1948. For more information call (206) 684-4540 or check the web at

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