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 currently a student at 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, it has become an annual event.
This year, I am very happy to report that our Human Rights Day Celebrations has expanded to HOUSTON and we welcome as Director, Alice Helbing with IEDA Relief, an NGO that works to help communitues all over the world to become self suffient. The Houston event is proudly co-hosted by IEDA Relief, The City of Houston, Rice University, and Youth for Human Rights-USA.
We also welcome Pablo Flower as the Student Director of The Woodlands event. He is an 8th grade student at The John Cooper School who is excited to be taking on this cause for Human Rights Education.
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.