HUMAN RIGHTS WALK and FESTIVAL
Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)
Demme Durrett and Mayor Annise Parker
with Human Rights Walk and Festival Proclamation
When & Where
I am a 2015 graduate of The John Cooper School in The Woodlands, and in the fall will be attending Barnard College-Columbia University in New York City. In 2011, as my project for the Gold Award in the Girl Scouts organization, the highest achievement you can earn, I set my attention on creating and holding a very fun and meaningful event in our community, to help raise awareness about Human Rights education in an effort to bring more peace and tolerance in the world and help reduce human rights violations.
I am very proud to say that each year since 2011, our Human Rights Walk and Festival has been the largest Human Rights Day celebration in the United States, all due to the tremendous support from our wonderful community. And thus, it has become an annual event.
Human Rights are important for everyone to be completely familiar with. In the US we may think that violations of human right are not much of an issue, but nothing could be further from the truth. Things like Human Trafficking, which is modern day slavery, cyber-bullying, discrimination, and religious intolerance, just to name a few, can be seen in our own community on a daily basis.