Why a Human Rights Walk and Festival...
In these times all people must come together to educate ourselves and our youth in basic human rights. These rights were set forth by the United Nations in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The purpose of the Human Rights Walk is to unite all people in these rights and to make them a reality. Through education we can end war, discrimination and intolerance.
Be a part of a World-wide Human Rights Event and put your best foot forward to support Human Rights. Join us with all your friends and your family at this fun filled event of entertainment, educational speakers and to walk with like-minded individuals supporting human rights around the world. Your participation will help make a difference in our community and across the world!
I am a sophomore 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 for the second time.
The first year was so successful that with over 1000 people in attendance, it was the largest Human Rights Day celebration in the United States 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.
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.