Tennessee, US, 24th July 2023, ZEX PR WIRE, The Church of Scientology with Tennessee United for Human Rights held a special event for Nelson Mandela in observance of what would have been his 105th birthday.
The Church of Scientology with Tennessee United for Human Rights held an event to mark the 105th birthday of Nelson Mandela with an educational portion for young children who created artwork based on what they learned. The artwork they created will be available to see on TNUHR.org, the Tennessee United for Human Rights website.
Nelson Mandela Day is celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010. The Mandela Day campaign message is: “Nelson Mandela has fought for social justice for 67 years. We’re asking you to start with 67 minutes.” According to a statement issued on Mandela’s behalf on the adoption of his day by the United Nations, his hope was that it would “bring together people around the world to fight poverty and promote peace, reconciliation and cultural diversity.”
To kick things off at the educational event, a short video was shown of Nelson Mandela’s biography aimed at young people. The video also showed some of his legacy, and helped the youth attending learn what Mandela stood for.
Nelson Mandela once said, “It is easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build,” and according to representatives of Tennessee United for Human Rights, “In observance of Mandela Day and recognition of Nelson Mandela, Tennessee United for Human Rights (TnUHR) is introducing a new generation to the importance and relevance of Mr. Mandela’s work.”
Tennessee United for Human Rights is the local chapter of United for Human Rights, an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to implementing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Its membership comprises individuals and groups who are actively forwarding the knowledge and protection of human rights by and for all Mankind, according to humanrights.com. Its purpose is to provide human rights educational resources and activities that inform, assist and unite youth, educators, organizations, and governmental bodies in disseminating and adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at every level of society.
For more information about United for Human Rights, go to www.humanrights.com, and for more information about the Mandela Day event, visit tnuhr.org.
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