International Day of Peace was declared by the United Nations General Assembly as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. This is more relevant than ever, and human rights activists are planning a large event for the occasion in Nashville on September 21st at the Church of Scientology.
Tennessee United for Human Rights (TNUHR) is sponsoring the event. TNUHR is a non-profit organization, a chapter of the international organization United for Human Rights, formed on the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to provide human rights resources and educational materials to all sectors of society.
In 2015, TNUHR organized an eye-opening panel discussion on “Exposing the Hidden World of Human Trafficking.” It brought together organizations that work day in and day out on eradicating the problem, including panelists Clemmie Greenlee, Founder of the Nashville Peacemakers; Melody Fowler-Green, Director of the Metro Human Relations Commission; Allasone Lita G., CEO and Founder of All Is One; Gabrielle Thompson, Executive Director of Free for Life International; and Assistant District Attorney Tammy Meade.
For 2016, TNUHR has revealed the theme to be “Know Your Rights and Survive: Overcoming Domestic Violence.” Expert panelists will speak about human rights and legal rights for victims of domestic violence, how to recognize signs of domestic violence and how to help someone who may be a victim.
John Pantermuehl is the Director of Tennessee United for Human Rights, “We are inspiring peace and educating people about their basic rights. With this knowledge, we can work together to end violence in this country.” For more information about the events on Peace Day or to find out more about Tennessee United for Human Rights, visit tnuhr.org.