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The 4th Annual Human Rights Walkathon Will Take Place in North Straub Park, Downtown St. PeteThe 4th annual Human Rights Walkathon will take place in North Straub Park, Downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday, March 6th.

Published in Pinellas County
Tuesday, 31 March 2009 16:49

Human Rights Walkathon

The Dundu Dole Urban African Ballet at the Human Rights Walkathon - Photo by Ian Phoenix
The Dundu Dole Urban African Ballet at the Human Rights Walkathon - Photo by Ian Phoenix

St. Petersburg, FL (March 2009) - On Saturday, March 7th, the cities of Clearwater, St. Petersburg and Tampa came together to proclaim Human Rights Walkathon Day. Human rights are “the rights you have simply because you are human”, regardless or race, religion or gender.  Everyone is entitled to them simply because they are human beings.

In honor of basic human rights, such as, “the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association,” and “the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community,” people from many diverse groups, backgrounds and religions all unite in the common and greater goal of championing for universal rights and fighting against the loss of them. The group Youth for Human Rights International passed out DVDs explaining the 30 human rights as set forth in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  A member of the Baha’i faith encouraged people to contact their congressmen to stand up for the Baha’i as they are being held captive in Iran for no other reason than the fact they belong to the Baha’i faith.

Published in Pinellas County
Thursday, 05 March 2009 20:18

Human Rights Walkathon 2009

Tampa and St. Petersburg Proclaim March 7th Human Rights Walkathon Day

Tampa, FL (February 23, 2009)  – Mayor Iorio of Tampa and Mayor Baker of St. Petersburg proclaim March 7th, 2009 as Human Rights Walkathon Day. The third annual Human Rights Walkathon will take place in North Straub Park, on the bay shore of St. Petersburg.

Human Rights are the rights that we all have simply because we are human. These rights were set forth and proclaimed in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. These rights include the right to an education, the end of modern day slavery and no racial or religious discrimination in addition to 27 other rights.

“Our purpose is to teach human rights to people of all ages. Through education we can end war, slavery, discrimination and intolerance”, says Linda Drazkowski, Chairman of the Human Rights Walkathon.

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