Tennessee United for Human Rights, which works under the umbrella of the international organization United for Human Rights, is offering speakers for summer workshops.
Human rights education should never take a summer vacation, according to volunteers with Tennessee United for Human Rights (TNUHR). “Human rights are vital in education and children today need to know what their rights are, so they can educate others, defend their rights and help create a better society,” says Rev. Brian Fesler, the regional coordinator for Tennessee United for Human Rights.
Rev. Fesler recently gave a workshop on Human Rights 101 during the Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism. The workshop was aimed at volunteers, to help them first learn their basic human rights, then enlighten them on how to help others understand their rights, too.
TNUHR leaders have given workshops over summer in past years for organizations such as the Urban League of Middle Tennessee, and are offering similar summer workshops for 2017.
The purpose of TNUHR is to teach people about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become advocates for tolerance and peace. United for Human Rights is a global movement, including hundreds of groups, clubs and chapters around the world.
“Why do we teach people these basic human rights? Because everyone deserves to know,” says Rev. Fesler.
For more information about Tennessee United for Human Rights or Youth for Human Rights, visit tnuhr.org.