Tampa Bay Informer - Pinellas Community
Thursday, 25 March 2010 15:04

Embrace Diversity - End Discrimination

Youth for Human RightsEvery five seconds during the school day, an African American public school student is suspended. In Cuba, 5,000 citizens were sentenced to prison for nothing more than the concept of "dangerousness," without being charged with any specific crime. More than 5.7 million students have been involved in bullying in American schools, with the bullies being four times more likely to be convicted of a crime by age 24. Regardless of the statistic, the violation of human rights is the message from Dustin McGahee of Youth for Human Rights Florida, Femi Kennedy of Abel’s Community Services, and Lianet Vazquez of the USF Cuban American Student Association.

Published in Pinellas County

Youth for Human Rights International Marched Across the Memorial Causeway to Celebrate Human Rights Day - Photo by David ZiffIn honor of the United Nations Human Rights Day, on December 10th, hundreds of youths walked across Clearwater’s Memorial Causeway carrying signs and singing songs to forward the message, “Embrace Diversity – End Discrimination” in the first ever International Walk for Human Rights, organized by Youth for Human Rights Florida. This diverse group of youths, from a wide range of cultures, religions, races, and educational levels, crossed the bridge carrying signs representing the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Published in Pinellas County
Wednesday, 02 December 2009 13:22

Youth Organize Worldwide Human Rights Walk

Youth for Human RightsYouth from every corner of the globe will walk in our first ever “International Walk for Human Rights,” on United Nations Human Rights Day, December 10, 2009. Covering 6 continents and 24 countries, the walk, sponsored by Youth for Human Rights International, will raise awareness and education about the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Published in National News

Deligates from the 6th Annual International Human Rights Summit in GenevaAt the Youth for Human Rights International Summit in Geneva, Switzerland (home of the United Nations Office of Human Rights), hundreds of people and twenty-six youths representing diverse countries from around the world were in attendance, all concerned with ONE. Under one roof, there was one group, one purpose, and one race; the human race, without discrimination.

Published in National News

2009worldtourlogo.jpgTAMPA BAY - MAY 1-3    Youth For Human Rights International conducted the annual International Human Rights Petition Signathon to create grassroots support for mandating that human rights, specifically the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, be taught to every child in school.

On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights". The pursuit of human rights was a central reason for creating the UN. World War II atrocities and genocide led to a ready consensus that the new organization must work to prevent any similar tragedies in the future.

Published in Pinellas County

Mayor Hibbard and Council Congratulate Members of Poets and Youth for Human Rights. Photo by David ZiffHibbard Proclaims Human Rights Week

Clearwater FL, December 10, 2008 - It was a chilly day for the gold coast of Florida; nevertheless, there was a lot of warmth at the Pangea Café in downtown Clearwater. It seems there is another holiday to be celebrated in addition to the traditional ones. December is Human Rights Month for the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the 60th Anniversary of this auspicious event was about to be honored by Poets and Youth for Human Rights.

On December 10th, 1948 led by the courageous Eleanor Roosevelt, the nations of the world united with the conviction to guarantee 30 rights to mankind. Clearwater was celebrating in its own way as it had for the past few years with poetry and a special reading of the Declaration. Adding to the honor of the occasion was a proclamation from Mayor Frank Hibbard declaring Human Rights Week and the inaugural presentation of the Clearwater Humanitarian Awards.

Published in Pinellas County

Community News

Hands Across the Sand Spreads Message "Love Tourists, Not Drilling"
Hands Across the Sand, a statewide, peaceful protest against offshore…
NASA's WISE Telescope Returns Images and More Information from Our Universe
As technology progresses, we are able to know more about…
To Haiti with Love: Hometown Help for Haiti
On January 12th, at approximately 5:00 in the afternoon, the…
East-West Shrine Game Players Visit Shriners Hospital for Children
On January 17th, more than 100 of the nation’s finest…
Building a Better World with Education
The world has changed over the last 20 years. Jobs…
Green Car Detailing
Traditionally, auto detailing has employed a range of not-so-green-friendly products…
NASA Discovery: Moon Holds Water
Scientists have long speculated about significant quantities of hydrogen detected…
Tampa Teens Pledge Not to Text and Drive
Nearly 300 teenagers from Tampa Bay Technical High School made…
Hyenas - The Hunted Predator
Among the most intelligent animals on Earth, three species of…