Leaders in Florida will Receive Awards for a Year's Worth of Human Rights Advocacy and Education

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CLEARWATER, Fla.: United for Human Rights Florida chapter will be celebrating International Human Rights Day on the 5th of December at 6:30pm as a virtual event streaming live on their Facebook page @UnitedforHumanRightsFlorida. Educators and human rights leaders across Florida will be awarded as Human Rights Heroes and Champions and volunteers will be receiving the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

The virtual event will feature surprise celebrity guests who will be speaking about human rights and announcing the awardees. The hosts for the event will be the President of United for Human Rights Florida chapter, Christopher King and the Executive Director, Cristian Vargas. Christopher King, the grandson of Blues legend B.B. King, is a motivational speaker who has spent the last 5 years raising awareness on human trafficking, and is a 2-time award recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.

"Every year we acknowledge and applaud leaders across Florida for championing human rights in their communities." said Cristian Vargas. "We work with many incredible people throughout the year who truly bring human rights to life, and this is our chance to thank them for what they do."

According to the United Nation's website, the theme for 2020 is: "Recover Better – Stand up for Human Rights." The website states: "10 December is an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of human rights in re-building the world we want, the need for global solidarity as well as our interconnectedness and shared humanity."

In 1948, Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of the then President of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, chaired the committee which wrote and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Mrs. Roosevelt fought for the human rights of all people and stated: "Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home -- so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. [...] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world."


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