St. Petersburg Human Rights Festival 2012

Clearwater, Florida (PressExposure) February 22, 2012 -- This is a perfect time for people of all faiths, creeds, ages and ethnic backgrounds to join and educate ourselves and our youth in basic human rights.

These rights were set forth by the United Nations in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Our purpose with the Human Rights Festival is to celebrate and with residents of the Tampa Bay area and, unite all people around these rights and to help make these rights a reality.

Through education we can end hate, war, discrimination and intolerance. Join us at this fun-filled event for entertainment, inspirational speakers and like-minded individuals supporting human rights around the world. Your participation will help this be a wonderful event!

The Festival is Saturday, March 3, 2012 in South Straub Park, St. Petersburg, FL from 1 to 5 pm.   It is a FREE family event, committed to raising awareness about basic human rights for all mankind. 

The public can participate in the celebration and also:

* participate in this year's main attraction by entering a group to perform in our:

- Human Rights performance competition.
- volunteer to help with production of the event.
- make a tax-deductible donation to the St. Pete Human Rights Festival.

All proceeds fund the production of the festival.

Human rights: the rights you have simply because you are human.

About the organizers of the St Pete Human Rights Festival:

The Human Rights Group

The purpose of the Human Rights Group is to revitalize society by making the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights known and accepted. They work to end modern day slavery and other human rights abuses through enlightening individuals on the rights we all share simply because we are human. They do this through educational outreach and human rights events.

The Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking (FCAHT) is a human trafficking victims advocacy organization created in 2004 by Anna Rodriguez. Ms Rodriguez has extensive experience in identifying, advocating and supporting victims in need, and assisting them in pursuing justice. She is experienced in law enforcement and prosecution of such cases, and with human trafficking case law.

United for Human Rights (UHR) is a not for profit organization that assists and unites individuals, educators, organizations and governmental bodies to implement the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at local, regional, national and international levels. The organization has a wide range of educational materials including a video entitled "The Story of Human Rights" and an educator's guide. The material is used in schools, churches, and various civic groups to educate children and adults so that they understand their human rights, and, armed with that knowledge, work to implement and protect those rights. These materials are created in collaboration with the Human Rights Department of the Church of Scientology International founded by L. Ronald Hubbard.

About Youth for Human Rights

Youth for Human Rights Florida is a chapter of Youth for Human Rights International. This is a secular non-profit organization with the purpose to educate people on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights so they become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace. The uniqueness of the program lies in its educational materials. Their educational materials include youth-designed video of the 30 Human Rights, along with the award-winning music video UNITED - a street-savvy, multi-ethnic, five minute film in 15 languages - conveying the power of human rights awareness.

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