HUMAN RIGHTS DAY CELEBRATION- WALK and FESTIVAL in THE WOODLANDS- 6th ANNUAL
Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Demme Durrett, event Founder 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 Columbia University-Barnard College 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.
In 2015, we were very proud and honored to welcome Pablo Flower as the Student Director of The Woodlands event. He is a 9th grade student at The John Cooper School who is excited to be taking on this cause for Human Rights Education and the coordination of all the student efforts and particiaption from local schools in the greater Houston area.
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.