Every December 10th, otherwise known as Human Rights Day, we reaffirm and celebrate economic, social, cultural, political and civil rights. In the 64 days leading up to the 64th anniversary of the UDHR on December 10, 2012, we will highlight 64 member and partner organizations. Please forward widely and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for daily highlights.
We kicked off the campaign in our first week, the day after Indigenous Peoples Day, by highlighting four organizations defending the rights of Indigenous Peoples and Nations: International Indian Treaty Council, Mvskoke Food Sovereignty Initiative, Tonatierra, and Hawai'i Institute for Human Rights. We also highlighted three additional organizations working to promote human rights from a local, state and national perspective: Atlanta Public Sector Alliance, American Civil Liberties Union, and Four Freedoms Forum.
Human Rights work is very important to us as indigenous peoples. Every race deserves the right to share this space as the creator gave it to us and to be treated with respect and dignity. Rita Williams, Mvskoke Food Sovereignty Initiative
The human rights framework provides us with a template with which to re-envision development for a metropolitan city in the south, like Atlanta, Georgia. Terence Courtney, Atlanta Public Sector Alliance