WILMINGTON — As part of the Human Rights Pocketbook Venture, Dr. Evan Farr, Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities and Global Issues in the Wilmington College Peace Studies Department, and Jennifer Cornell, Title III Program Coordinator of the Academic Affairs Department, received Proclamations of Gratitude from Jerry Bailey, Edward Jones financial advisor and spokesperson for the four Rotarian Action Group for Peace members living and working in Wilmington.
Other participating Rotarians for Peace from three different clubs were Jason Hillard and Chuck Watts, Edward Jones financial advisors, and William R. Martin. Edward Jones is a sponsor of the Human Rights Pocketbook Venture.
Farr and Cornell are two of 13 professors at Wilmington College to receive Proclamations of Gratitude for their work to teach students to respect, protect, and promote human rights, during the college’s preparation of incoming freshmen for the 2019 Westheimer Peace Symposium on the Human Right to Water.
The 350 incoming freshmen each received a personal copy of the Illustrated Universal Declaration of Human Rights, commissioned in 2015 by the UN, and put into pocketbook form by the Empathy Surplus Project, which you can view at http://bit.ly/2hrpESP
Other Wilmington College professors to be honored were Al Beatty, Tim Burgoyne, Bonnie Erwin, Jena Frommeyer, Martha Hendricks, Ursula McTaggart, Sara Ressing, Jerry Scheve, Laura Struve, Amber Walters, and Marta Wilkinson.
The Proclamation of Gratitude highlighted the peace making legacy of Rotary International, especially that 50 Rotarians, 11 recruited by the US State Department in 1945, after WWII, met in San Francisco to write the UN Charter. Rotary continues to have a seat at the UN’s Economic and Social Council.
Rotarian Action Groups are made up of Rotarians from at least three countries. For more information on the Rotarian Action Group for Peace go to http://bit.ly/esRAG4P .