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Silicon Valley FACES Supports International Human Rights Day 2010

This year's observance highlights human rights defenders who act to end discrimination.

PRLog - Dec. 10, 2010 - SAN JOSE, Calif. -- San José, CA – December 10th marks the 62nd Anniversary observing the United Nations' Human Rights Day. The date was chosen to commemorate the adoption, by the UN General Assembly in 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: the first global enunciation of the inalienable rights of humankind. This year's observance highlights human rights defenders who act to end discrimination.

To mark this day and continuing into the new year, Silicon Valley FACES encourages communities locally to take an active role towards recognizing discrimination and prejudice in all its forms, and taking an active role to address it – whether through education or advocacy.

“While there are those human rights defenders who are internationally known, many remain anonymous and unrecognized, doing great work right here in our own back yard,” states Pat Mitchell, Silicon Valley FACES Executive Director. “It is important for people to be aware of the work that many of us are undertaking toward ending discrimination, and to join us in helping build caring, supportive communities.”

About Silicon Valley FACES
For 45 years, Silicon Valley FACES has been dedicated to eliminating prejudice and discrimination in all its forms in the community and helping develop the next generation of leaders. The organization’s mission is to build an inclusive and caring community free of bias and bigotry. They accomplish their mission by bringing people together though educational programs and supporting victims of crimes. The agency’s educational programs have made a lasting difference not only in the lives of young people, but in the communities where they live. Their Victim Witness Assistance Program strives to reduce the trauma of a violent crime by empowering and assisting the victims, witnesses and significant others in reconstructing their lives through advocacy, support, information and referrals.

About Human Rights Day
In 1948, the U.N. General Assembly declared respect for human rights and human dignity "is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world," and in 1950 invited all states and interested organizations to observe Dec. 10 as Human Rights Day. Today, according to http://www.un.org/en/, Human Rights Day recognizes the work of human rights defenders worldwide who act to end discrimination by campaigning for equitable and effective laws, reporting and investigating human rights violations and supporting victims.

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Silicon Valley FACES is a San Jose, CA based nonprofit organization whose mission is to build an inclusive and caring community free of bias and bigotry. We do this through educational programs and supporting victims of crime.

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