HILSC organization, IDEA Relief, is leading efforts to bring the first annual Human Rights Day Festival to Houston on December 5th from 1-5pm at Discovery Green Park.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 10th 1948, representing an international commitment to guarantee basic rights for individuals and prevent future atrocities such as those seen in World War II. In 1950, the UN General Assembly designated December 10th as an annual celebration of Human Rights Day to raise awareness about human rights and promote the Declaration as a common standard for all people and nations.
As a cosmopolitan city and a leader in a number of industries, Houston affords a wide range of rights to its citizens that benefit the community as a whole. In 2015, Houston will join major cities around the globe in Human Rights Day festivities, bringing together community partners to support and celebrate the rights that unite people in Houston and around the world.
About the Event
The first Houston Human Rights Day will take place on December 5th, 2015, co-hosted by The City of Houston, Rice University, IEDA Relief, and Youth for Human Rights. It is envisioned as an educational and fun community experience for all ages that gives participants the opportunity to familiarize themselves with human rights and relevant local, national and international initiatives. The event will feature contributions from local government bodies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, businesses and other community leaders to engage a wide audience in raising awareness about human rights.
- Recognize and celebrate the rights that people and organizations in Houston enjoy, and the history behind these rights.
- Raise awareness of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, human rights in the US and around the world, and relevant work carried out by local organizations and individuals.
- Engage participants in activities relevant to human rights issues in Houston and beyond.
- Show the world that Houston is a leader in celebrating human rights and educating the community on human rights topics.
More information about this event coming soon.