Human Rights Day is celebrated in grand style each year in Tennessee on December 10th. A committee composed of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, Metro Human Relations Commission, Church of Scientology, United Nations Association and others has begun meeting in preparation of the event.
“Human rights as a subject is not being taught enough,” says Committee Chair Rev. Brian Fesler, who also pastors the Church of Scientology. “We are talking about the basic rights entitled to every man, woman and child, and people deserve to know their rights.”
The event will begin with a reception and lead into a formal program which will feature key Tennessean speakers and awardees. It centers around the Human Rights Lifetime Achievement awards and the Rising Advocate Award. The Rising Advocate award is given to individuals who show great promise in the field of human rights, whereas the Lifetime Achievement goes to those who have worked for human rights the majority of their career.
The committee is welcoming new organizations to participate in the planning or to have a booth at the event. For more information, visitwww.nashvillehumanrights.org.