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|March for Human Rights - Fresno|
|Date||Sunday December 10|
|Time||10:00 AM - 1:00 PM|
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|JOIN US at Justice Corner (C and Fresno Streets), where we will march to the Trade Center, Mexican Consulate to the Federal Building where the Raging Grannies will welcome us with songs of protests.|
|Organizer/Author||Comite NO NOS VAMOS|
|Phone||559-497-0206 or 559-268-2261|
Fifty eight years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a tool to use against oppression and discrimination. In the wake of a devastating world war, which had witnessed some of the most barbarous crimes in human history, the Universal Declaration marked the first time that the rights and freedoms of individuals were set forth in such detail. It also represented the first international recognition that human rights and fundamental freedoms are applicable to every person, everywhere regardless of their nationality. In this sense, the Universal Declaration was a landmark achievement in world history. Today, the Declaration continues to affect people's lives and inspire human rights activism and legislation all over the world. The United Nations, which consist of all countries in the world, have acknowledged and signed the Declaration of Human Rights except for two countries the United State and Israel. TAKE ACTION and DEMAND that the United States certify the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. JOIN US at the Justice Corner, where we will march to the Trade Center, Mexican Consulate to the Federal Building where the Raging Grannies will welcome us with songs of protests.
GATHER AT THE JUSTICE CORNER on December 10 AT 10; 00A.M. at C & Fresno Streets. DRESS as a character - a victim or oppressor of human rights. EXAMPLES OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSERS could be HILTER, GEORGE W. BUSH, and ULYSIS RUIZ from Oaxaca. EXAMPLES OF HUMAN RIGHTS VICTIMS could be children and widows of the Iraq war, Viet Nam, Darfur, Oaxaca, or any political prisoner, China, United State, Mexico, and Latin America or gays and lesbians whose right to marry has been denied in the USA.
Come prepared to inform others who your character is, what has happened to them, or what violations they have committed. It is time to take action against governments who ignore the rights and liberties of all human beings.
"For the United States not to accept the declaration is hypocritical of what this nation supposedly stands for" Kristina H./ Fresno. "By signing on to the Declaration to me is the key to human dignity and liberty" Odett G/Fresno. "If we truly believe in Human Rights, we should practice what we preach"