Human Rights Walkathon 2011 – A Walk for Freedom

The 5th Annual Human Rights Walkathon, dedicated to spreading the message of Human Rights to Tampa Bay is preparing for the biggest walkathon ever — and the message of equal opportunity and freedom from oppression for all.

The Walkathon is Saturday, March 5, 2011 in N. Straub Park, St. Petersburg, FL beginning at 9am.  It is a FREE family event, committed to raising awareness about basic human rights for all mankind.  The Walkathon expects over 1500 walkers this year with live entertainment and free activities for the kids.

The Human Rights Walkathon has gained broad support from City Officials in the Tampa Bay Area including the Mayors of St. Petersburg, Tampa and Clearwater. The City of St. Petersburg is an official co-sponsor of the event.

The Human Rights Walkathon is organized and presented by Youth for Human Rights Florida, Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking, United for Human Rights and The Human Rights Group. 
Human rights: the rights you have simply because you are human.

For more information visit http://www.humanrightswalkathon.org or call 727-657-7026. 

About the organizers of the Human Rights Walkathon:

The Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking (FCAHT) is a human trafficking victims advocacy organization created in 2004 by Anna Rodriguez. Ms Rodriguez has extensive experience in identifying, advocating and supporting victims in need, and assisting them in pursuing justice. She is experienced in law enforcement and prosecution of such cases, and with human trafficking case law.

United for Human Rights (UHR) is a not for profit organization that assists and unites individuals, educators, organizations and governmental bodies to implement the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at local, regional, national and international levels. The organization has a wide range of educational materials including a video entitled “The Story of Human Rights” and an educator’s guide. The material is used in schools, churches, and various civic groups to educate children and adults so that they understand their human rights, and, armed with that knowledge, work to implement and protect those rights. These materials are created in collaboration with the Human Rights Department of the Church of Scientology International. 

Youth for Human Rights Florida is a chapter of Youth for Human Rights International. This is a secular non-profit organization with the purpose to educate people on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights so they become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace. The uniqueness of the program lies in its educational materials. Their educational materials include youth-designed video of the 30 Human Rights, along with the award-winning music video UNITED - a street-savvy, multi-ethnic, five minute film in 15 languages - conveying the power of human rights awareness.

The Human Rights Group has the purpose to revitalize society by making the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights known and accepted. They work to end modern day slavery and other human rights abuses through enlightening individuals on the rights we all share simply because we are human. They do this through educational outreach and human rights events.

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