PODCAST: Durban +20 - forging a creative path in defense of human rights

PODCAST: Durban +20 - forging a creative path in defense of human rights

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Growing up in California’s Silicon Valley, African-American Derrick León Washington took note of the socio-economic disparity around him, and knew early on, there was something unjust about what he saw.

Given the opportunity to explore dance as a teenager, he saw most weren’t so lucky, leading him on a mission to explore how he could be of service to his community and beyond.

In this UN News Lid is On podcast hosted by Natalie Hutchison - part of our coverage marking the 20th anniversary of the milestone declaration against racism signed in Durban, South Africa - Derrick shares his trajectory from shy and curious youngster, to professional anthropologist, and his recent work as a senior human rights fellow here at the United Nations.

Audio Credit
Natalie Hutchison/ UN News
Audio Duration
25'43"
Photo Credit
Derrick León Washington