Human Rights Day is celebrated 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 and is now reaching out to additional organizations to contribute to the planning process.
“We’re involving organizations who work on domestic violence issues and human trafficking,” says committee chair Rev. Brian Fesler. “These are huge problems, right here at home in Tennessee.”
The event 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 event is free and open to the public. For more information or to become involved with this year’s celebration, visit www.nashvillehumanrights.org.