Adriane Dedic
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Featured Art: Flag Of Humanity
Newark Library lobby display, 6300 Civic Terrace Ave., Dec. 14 - Jan. 28
(Read about why I created the flag and who are the faces in the stars)
36" x 24" hand & machine stitched "art quilt"
©2018 AdrianeDedic original design and words


Flag Of Humanity

Late at night in July 2018, I wrote my pledge to humanity. I knew I wanted to sew a multi-color striped flag and hand stitch the words in the stripes.
I searched for photos of human rights activists to be the stars on the flag and added faces of friends, their family members, as well as people I didn't know to reflect a world of diversity and show that we can all nurture inclusiveness through friendships and kindness.
The Flag Of Humanity is on display at the library in Newark, CA in recognition of International Human Rights Day (December 10) and Martin Luther King Jr., Day (January 21, 2019).
In the display, you will also see a list of the 30 universal human rights that on December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt who was Chairperson of the drafting committee.

Adriane Dedic


The faces are human rights activists, friends and members of their family, and people I don't know
to show that we can all nurture inclusiveness through friendships and kindness.


human rights activists

30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

1. Right to Equality
2. Freedom from Discrimination
3. Right to Life, Liberty, Personal Security
4. Freedom from Slavery
5. Freedom from Torture and Degrading Treatment
6. Right to Recognition as a Person before the Law
7. Right to Equality before the Law
8. Right to Remedy by Competent Tribunal
9. Freedom from Arbitrary Arrest and Exile
10. Right to Fair Public Hearing
11. Right to be Considered Innocent until Proven Guilty
12. Freedom from Interference with Privacy, Family, Home and Correspondence
13. Right to Free Movement in and out of the Country
14. Right to Asylum in other Countries from Persecution
15. Right to a Nationality and the Freedom to Change It
16. Right to Marriage and Family
17. Right to Own Property
18. Freedom of Belief and Religion
19. Freedom of Opinion and Information
20. Right of Peaceful Assembly and Association
21. Right to Participate in Government and Free Elections
22 . Right to Social Security
23. Right to Desirable Work and to Join Trade Unions
24. Right to Rest and Leisure
25. Right to Adequate Living Standard
26. Right to Education
27. Right to Participate in the Cultural Life of Community
28. Right to a Social Order that Articulates this Document
29. Community Duties Essential to Free and Full Development
30. Freedom from State or Personal Interference in the above Rights

Copyright 1998, Human Rights Educators' Network
Amnesty International USA, Human Rights Resource Center

"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."

--- Eleanor Roosevelt
Chairperson of the drafting committee
of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Please email me if you would like to display the Flag Of Humanity for an event.