Tampa Bay Informer - Pinellas Community

Antonella Antonecchia, Linda Drazkowski, Barbara Schneider, Renata St. Lawrence, James M. Evans, Gail Evans, Viviane Agami - Photo by Brad KuglerA High Tea fundraiser was held on September 13th, at a Clearwater Beach residence, to raise money for the Human Rights Walkathon, which takes place annually in March.

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.

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