Demme Durrett and Mayor Annise Parker
with Human Rights Walk and Festival Proclamation
When & Where
I am a junior at The John Cooper School in The Woodlands, and as my project for the Gold Award in the Girl Scouts organization, the highest achievement you can earn, I have set my attention on holding this very fun and meaningful event in our community, now in its fourth year.
The first years were so successful that with over 2000 people in attendance, it was the largest Human Rights Day celebration in the United States each, all due to the tremendous support from our wonderful community. As a result, I was asked by several members of our community to make this 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, discrimination, and religious intolerance, just to name a few, can be seen in our own community on a daily basis.
My goal with this fun and exciting event is to help raise awareness so that we can apply ALL of the 30 Basic Human Rights as set out by the United Nations, under the direction of Eleanor Roosevelt, over sixty years ago.
We will also be signing a petition to encourage all governments to give the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the force of law in countries where they do not exist.
Thank you for your help in assisting me with my Girl Scout Gold Award project, as well as making a positive impact in the world we all share!