It has been 65 years since the ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And in Tennessee, a group of organizations is working to ensure that no one forgets it. A planning committee composed of representatives of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, Metro Human Relations Commission, Church of Scientology, United Nations Association and others has been meeting in preparation of the anniversary of the day the declaration was signed, known today as Human Rights Day.
“We are working to educate those who don’t know about their rights,” says Chair of the Committee, Rev. Brian Fesler, who also pastors the Church of Scientology. “It has been sixty-five years, but most people have never even heard of the declaration, let alone the rights contained within.”
The event will begin with a reception and lead into a formal program which will feature key Tennessean speakers and awardees. The celebration centers around the Human Rights Lifetime Achievement awards and the Rising Advocate Award, given to individuals who show great promise in the field of human rights.
The event will be held December 10, 2013 from 4-6pm at the Sonny West Conference Center in the Howard Office Building, 700 2nd Avenue South in Nashville, Tennessee. There will be exhibits and a reception before the formal ceremony. The committee is still open to organizations who would like to be part of the planning process.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. For more information, visit www.nashvillehumanrights.org.