5 Things You Need To Know Today in Framingham: Thursday, December 10, 2020

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1 Tonight at sundown begins Hanukkah.

2. CITY of FRAMINGHAM MEETINGS: (remote only unless noted):

  • Framingham Keefe School Committee: Budget Subcommittee at 6 p.m.
  • Framingham City Council: Ordinance & Rules Subcommittee at 6 p.m.
  • Framingham Police Advisory Committee meeting at 7 p.m.
  • Framingham Human Relations Committee meeting at 7 p.m.

3. A new free COVID testing site opened Monday at Framingham State University’s parking lot on Franklin Street. It is drive-thru and by appointment only.

There is a free drive-thru COVID testing site at TJX Headquarters, off Route 30, open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has hired Fallon Ambulance to run the testing site as part of the state’s Stop the Spread campaign.

There is also a free testing site at SMOC HQ at 7 Bishop Street from 3 to 6 p.m. It is walk-up only with limited parking.

Both the SMOC & TJX sites will close on Friday.

4. According to the Mayor’s public schedule, Mayor Yvonne Spicer has no public events today.

5. Today is Human Rights Day. Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world.

The 2020 Theme is Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights. This year’s Human Rights Day theme relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and focuses on the need to build back better by ensuring Human Rights are central to recovery efforts. We will reach our common global goals only if we are able to create equal opportunities for all, address the failures exposed and exploited by COVID-19, and apply human rights standards to tackle entrenched, systematic, and intergenerational inequalities, exclusion and discrimination.

10 December is an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of human rights in re-building the world we want, the need for global solidarity as well as our interconnectedness and shared humanity.

Under UN Human Rights’ generic call to action “Stand Up for Human rights”, the aim is to engage the general public to bolster transformative action and showcase practical and inspirational examples that can contribute to recovering better and fostering more resilient and just societies.

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