Monday, March 9, 2009

Human Rights Day this week

The public is invited to participate in the 5th annual Human Rights Day at the Hawaii State Capitol on Thursday, March 12 2009 from 9 a.m. - noon.

The event provides an opportunity for the public and legislators to learn about the work being done by dozens of nonprofit groups sharing a vision of justice and the advancement of human rights.

The theme of this year’s event is “Culture of Peace”. Among the groups that will be taking part are ACLU, American Friends Service Committee, and the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute for Peace.

Human Rights Day began as a way to call attention to and support the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It celebrates and recognizes community efforts that affirm the dignity of all human beings, bring about social justice, and honor the uniqueness of life in Hawaii.

Human Rights Day is hosted by Representative Lyla Berg (District 18, Hahaione-Kahala).

For more information, please contact Jen Wilbur at 586-6510.

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