24 Festive Tasks: Door 16 - Human Rights Day - Tasks

Task 1:  Book hunt for human rights:  Search your shelves for books with titles containing human rights words such as (but not limited to): hope, friendship, equality, justice, love, liberty, etc.  Put them in a stack and take a picture for posting.  (5 book minimum).

 

Wip - this may not work with the physical books I have.

 

Task 2: This year is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Find 3 books on your shelves with protagonists or other key characters who are -- or can reasonably be assumed to be -- 70 years or older.

 

Wip

 

Task 3: The symbol of Human Rights Day is the dove, which in its incarnation as a homing pigeon is also renowned for its navigational skills. – Tell us: Did you ever get so thoroughly lost (either in the days before GPS or because GPS, for whatever reason, was of no use to you) that you wished you had a homing pigeon to guide you?

 

Yes, I have. Frequently.  I usually enjoy getting lost when out and about, at least when out and about exploring on my own. It's a different matter if I actually have to be somewhere at an agreed time.

 

The most recent time I got thoroughly lost was when on holiday with my mum last year in Sicily. We went to spend a day in Palermo one day and got lost in the backstreets of Palermo on the way back to the train station. It was not pleasant: the sun was about to set and even tho neither of us easily scares we were both incredibly on edge. Of all the places to get lost when walking about, Palermo is not one I can recommend, or would care to experience again.

 

We did eventually find a shop where I could, in very broken Italian, ask for directions.

 

Task 4: Human Rights Day was declared by the U.N. General Assembly, whose seat is in New York City. Treat yourself to a Manhattan (classic recipe: https://www.liquor.com/recipes/manhattan-2/ ; virgin [non-alcoholic] recipes: https://www.anallievent.com/virgin-manhattan/ , http://www.1001cocktails.com/recipes/mixed-drinks/800238/cocktail-virgin-manhattan.html and https://www.liquor.com/recipes/not-manhattan/ ) or to a bagel or pastrami sandwich and share a photo with us.

 

Wip - I love a Manhattan. Therefore, this task will happen ... on Friday. ;)

 

Book: Read any book with strong female characters, or written by an author from any minority group; any story about a minority overcoming their oppressors either individually or as a group. OR: A book set in New York City.

 

(tbc)