Press Release (ePRNews.com) - WASHINGTON - Nov 13, 2018 - Rock for Human Rights (R4HR) is a rock and roll group with a mission: to educate kids about their human rights through music. They are celebrating the 70th anniversary of theÂ United Nations Universal Declaration of Human RightsÂ with their â€ś30 Daysâ€”30Â RightsÂ Tour,â€ť hitting 30 cities in 30 days with their message. While they usually perform in clubs or concert halls, on this tour most of their venues are schools.
â€śRather than focusing on all that is wrong around the world, Rock for Human Rights seeks to uplift and educate its audience through the power of live music and film,â€ť says R4HR founder and lead singer Wil Seabrook. â€śThe ripple effect of an entire generation of young people educated on their fundamental rights canâ€™t be overstated. Knowledge is the first step to genuine change.â€ť
The D.C. concerts were co-organized byÂ Youth for Human RightsÂ and the Church of Scientology National Affairs Office in Washington, D.C.
â€śWhen former first lady Eleonore Roosevelt helped draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,â€ť says Erica Rodgers, National Director for Youth for Human Rights International, â€śher intention was to have the document taught in all schools across the country, so children would grow up knowing their human rights and respecting the rights of others. But that never happened. Instead, kids were left vulnerable to human rights abuses in a world where they donâ€™t know their own fundamental human rights or how to defend them. We are remedying that by promoting the implementation of human rights education in history and global studies classes.â€ť
In partnership with Youth for Human Rights, Rock for Human Rights uses the power of rock music, social networking, and visual media, especially “The Story of Human Rights” documentary and 30 public service announcements that illustrate each of the fundamental rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
About Rock for Human Rights:
Rock for Human Rights is a nonprofit dedicated to using engaging videos, live musicÂ andÂ lively discussions to inspire and enlighten audiences on their basic human rights. The band partners with Youth for Human Rights International to bring uplifting, engaging human rights education that provides students with concrete steps they can personally take to bring civility, respect and open communication back into every community. For more information on Rock for Human Rights, visitÂ www.rockforhumanrights.org.
About Youth for Human Rights:
Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire youth to become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace by educating them on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To learn more visit theÂ Youth for Human Rights websiteÂ or watch a documentary onÂ how Youth for Human Rights began.Â Source :