What is International Human Right's Day?
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which 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. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world.
How are we celebrating International Human Right's Day?
Save the date for Thursday, December 10th to join RST for a line-up of events that the whole family can participate in - check out the celebration times below:
RST is partnering with Chef Donny Sirisavath for A Walk for Refugees on Thursday, December 10th!
We'll walk the 35-mile journey from Fort Worth to Dallas, sharing stories of refugees along the way, including Donny's personal story of his journey to the United States and a special story of an RST client. Our walk with end with a socially-distanced celebration with the Bandan Koro African Drum & Dance Ensemble!
Follow us on Instagram (@refugeeservicesoftexas) to see all of our LIVE footage of the walk throughout the day- you won't want to miss these incredible stories and celebration!
Join Refugee Services of Texas (RST) alongside the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas (HRINT) for a conversation about the meaning of International Human Right's Day!
We'll be joined by RST's CEO, Russell Smith, and HRINT's Executive Director, Bill Holston.
Bring your questions, comments and be part of the conversation this International Human Right's Day on Thursday, December 10th at 6:30PM!
To close our International Human Right's Day celebrations, we're hosting a FREE benefit concert with music artist, David Shabani! Join us on Thursday, December 10th from 7:30-8:30PM for an exclusive, live-streaming concert, guaranteed to make you feel as if you're in Austin at a live-music event!
Click on the link above to check out David's music and to find the link where we'll be live-streaming the concert!
eat well, do good and give back!
RST invites you to eat well, do good and GIVE BACK this International Human Right's Day!
We're partnering with local restaurants across Texas who are generously giving 15% of their proceeds to RST in support of each family we serve for International Human Right's Day! Check out the list below to see where you can take yourself, your friends or family for a meal on Thursday, December 10th AND give back to refugees, asylees and survivors of trafficking in your community!
706 SW 16th Ave. Amarillo, TX 79101
817 W 5th St, Austin, TX 78703
713 W St Johns Ave, Austin, TX 78752
1900 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
5011 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
2512 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702
Dallas + Fort Worth
Evangelist Coffee & BreveCo Craft Coffee Bar
7540 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75251
4812 Bryan St #101, Dallas, TX 75204
4412 Hemphill St, Fort Worth, TX 76115