The 2014 Tennessee Human Rights Day Celebration will pay special tribute to the late John Seigenthaler and George Barrett.
Each year the Tennessee Celebration of Human Rights Day honors those who have committed their lives to serving others with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2008, Mr. John Seigenthaler was a recipient of this award and in 2012, Mr. George Barrett received the honor. This year both of these great men departed their lives. So in their honor, the planning committee for the Human Rights Day celebration plans to pay them special tribute.
The Human Rights Day celebration will be held in the John Seigenthaler center in Nashville on December 10th from 5-7pm.
According to nashvillehumanrights.org, “Human Rights Day in Tennessee has become a time to celebrate the leaders of yesterday and recognize those taking up the torch for tomorrow, a time to look at battles won and lessons learned as well as to inspire the youth of today to do something about the state of the world tomorrow.”
The committee organizing the event for Human Rights Day includes the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, Metro Human Relations Commission, Church of Scientology, Muslim Women’s Council and Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The event is free and open to the public. Networking begins at 5pm and the program starts at 5:30. For more information or to become involved, visit www.nashvillehumanrights.org.