It is time for people of all faiths, creeds, ethnics and ages to come together to 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, in a celebratory manner, unite all people in these rights and to make these rights a reality. Through education we can end war, discrimination and intolerance.
Put your best foot forward to support Human Rights. 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.
You can participate in several ways:
You can participate in this year’s main attraction by entering a group to perform in our Human Rights performance competition.
You may volunteer to help with production of the event. Visit the Volunteer page here on the site.
You may make a tax-deductible donation to the St. Pete Human Rights Festival. All proceeds fund the production of the festival.
St. Pete Human Rights Festival 2012
Saturday, March 3, 2012
South Straub Park
St. Petersburg, FL
1:00PM to 5:00PM
United for Human Rights (UHR) is an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to implementing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at local, regional, national and international levels. Its membership is comprised of individuals, educators and groups throughout the world who are actively forwarding the knowledge and protection of human rights by and for all Mankind.
Its purpose is to provide human rights educational resources and activities that inform, assist and unite individuals, educators, organizations and governmental bodies in the dissemination and adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at every level of society.
Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is an independent non-profit corporation headquartered in Los Angeles, with the purpose to educate people in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights so they become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace.
YHRI holds events and produces instructional tools to raise human rights awareness such as the award-winning music video UNITED – a street-savvy, multi-ethnic, five-minute film in 15 languages – conveying the power of human rights awareness.
YHRI works with human rights advocates, legislators, teachers, police and humanitarians to encourage young people to learn and champion human rights.
The Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking (FCAHT) is an organizationwhich was created in 2004 by Anna Rodriguez, who has extensive experience in how to identify victims, provide advocacy, and understand how to pursue justice for victims based on her experience in law enforcement, assistance for prosecution, and active participation delivering the human trafficking case law.