Friday, February 27, 2009

Human Rights Day scheduled for early March at Capitol

Human Rights Day, "Creating a Culture of Peace", is scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2009 from 9 a.m. to noon. Human rights organizations and non-profits will have tables and displays along the 4th floor lanai of the Hawaii State Capitol for the public and lawmakers to talk and gather information.

"Creating a Culture of Peace" is a free event for community members and locally based organizations to gather, exchange information and network with legislators and others who share the common vision of advancing human rights and spreading awareness of justice. It celebrates and recognizes community efforts toward affirming the dignity of all human beings, bringing about social justice and honoring the uniqueness of life in Hawaii. This event was originally motivated by the United Nations' practice of honoring the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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