Education to Empower Defenders of Human Rights Offered at Downtown Clearwater Center
"To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity." – Nelson Mandela
By: United for Human Rights Florida
The center is open weekdays 10am – 7pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 7pm. The center is closed for lunch between 1pm and 2pm.
"As evidenced by the recent tragedy of the death of George Floyd and the resultant riots and violence, something needs to change in how we as humanity approach others and approach life," said Cristian Vargas, who directs the activities at the center.
"Most people do not know that they have basic human rights," added Mr. Vargas. "The United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, but it is up to us, as individuals, to see that these rights are made a reality."
United for Human Rights and its Youth for Human Rights program are sponsored by Scientologists and in partnership with 1,000 like-minded groups in 80 countries, United for Human Rights has reached millions of teachers, parents, ministers, law enforcement and community leaders.
Components to the program include public service announcements, one for each of the 30 human rights, a documentary film on the history of human rights, an educator's guide including a full teaching curriculum and booklets that highlight these 30 human rights.
"Human rights is not an abstraction,"
"This campaign empowers individuals to use these rights to work within their community," said another, "so they know what they can expect of other people and from their community."
For those who would like to learn more about United for Human Rights, you are welcome to stop by the center during regular office hours or for more information and free on-line training on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, please go to www.humanrights.org.
About the programs:
United for Human Rights Florida
Humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote: "Human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream." To that end, Scientologists partner with more than 6,000 organizations around the world to educate and raise awareness of the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The United for Human Rights Center staff have partnered with 130 like-minded groups and organizations to bring effective education on human rights to young and old alike throughout the State of Florida.