International Human Rights Day 14 Days of Advocacy
Every year, International Human Rights Day is observed on December 10th. On this day 73 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly officially adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “which proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”
This year we are excited to join you in 14 days of advocacy leading up to International Human Rights Day. Follow along as we share a unique opportunity each day to get involved, make your voice heard, and welcome our new neighbors here in Texas.
International Human Rights Day 14 Days of Advocacy, Day 1
DAY 1: Did you know there are over a dozen religious holidays celebrated in December? RST Clients come from all over the world and celebrate so many beautiful holidays!
Our Fort Worth office is organizing a children’s gift collection and grocery gift card drive so families can celebrate the winter holidays. To participate, visit the link below.
In Harlingen, RST RGV is busy fulfilling client wishlists, and YOU can help - email Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org
International Human Rights Day 14 Days of Advocacy, Day 2
Day 2: Now more than ever, there is a need for empathy and compassion. Advocacy comes in many different forms, but it all begins with understanding. On our social media you'll find a list of refugee stories to read, including The Ungrateful Refugee by Dina Nayeri (who will join us on 12/4 at 3 pm for RST's Book Club - mark your calendars!)
International Human Rights Day 14 Days of Advocacy, Day 3
Day 3: This Giving Tuesday, we want to say THANK YOU to each and every supporter of our mission. Because of you we can provide our new refugee arrivals with resources, referrals, and guidance to ensure their successful and self-sufficient lives in Texas.
Making emergency care bags, taking a client on a bus orientation, picking up a newly arrived family at the airport, mentoring a refugee - giving doesn't always mean dollars, but every dollar helps RST continue to serve in communities across Texas.