Local Groups to March in Honor of International Human Rights Day
EUREKA, CA (December 3, 2016) – The North Coast People’s Alliance, in cooperation with a variety of other local organizations and individuals, is planning a March For Human Rights on Saturday, December 10th in honor of International Human Rights Day. Participants are invited to gather for this peaceful action at 10:30am at the Labor Temple (9th & E Streets in Eureka), rain or shine, and to bring signs with positive messages in support of human rights.
According to event co-organizer David Holper, “In 1948, the United Nations approved the UN Declaration of Human Rights (which the US both helped create and ratified), and the march celebrates such rights as a healthy environment; freedom from discrimination based on race, sex, religion, political opinion, country of origin, birth or status; the right for a prisoner to be free from torture or cruel or degrading treatment; the right not to be arbitrarily arrested, detained, or exiled; the right to education; and the right to housing.”
In advance of the march, free nonviolent direct action trainings are planned for the public to attend
- 12/6 at HSU’s Kate Buchanan Room from 4:00-5:00pm
- 12/8 at College of the Redwoods in Humanities 110 from 3:30-4:30pm
- 12/10 (directly preceding the march) from 9:30-10:30am at the Labor Temple
Following the march, there will be free refreshments served at the Labor Temple, along with information available for participants to get involved in defending human rights through both local and national organizations. Another co-organizer of the event, Tamara McFarland, says, “We hope people will take this as an opportunity to do more than just show up one time, but also come to learn about how they can become more involved in their community and work for the causes that are closest to their hearts.”