Group Celebrates Human Rights Day

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — A group of Chattanooga residents is standing up for their rights.

And they’re using International Human Rights Day to do it.

It’s recognized each year on December 10, after the United Nations signed the Universal Declaration of Rights on this day in 1948.

Residents read the declaration out loud, and several speakers from various organizations talked about what they’re doing to further the human rights cause locally.

“Human rights are not a privilege,” said Jerry Redman, CEO of Second Life Chattanooga. “They are in fact a right, and we each have to take that fact personally, so that we can ensure all people are experiencing the human rights that they are due.”

“This is why we have come together today is to recognize some of these things not only internationally, but locally,” said Eric Atkins, event organizer. “We think that by focusing on things such as fair housing, workers’ rights, womens’ rights, and end to trafficking locally, that we will be adding our contribution to the feedom across the world.”

Atkins says he hopes to have this event again next year so it continues to grow.

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