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International Human Right's Day 2020

International Human Right's Day 2020

What We Do

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?

Join us TODAY, Thursday, December 10th 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!



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


  • Bivens Foundation
  • St. Davids Foundation
    St. Davids Foundation
  • Child Welfare Fund
    Child Welfare Fund
  • State Employee Charitable Campaign

  • UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
    UT Division of Diversity and Community Engagement
  • Hope Supply Co.
    Hope Supply Co.
  • Pro Literacy
    Pro Literacy
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield, Healthy Kids Healthy Families
    Blue Cross Blue Shield, Healthy Kids Healthy Families
  • United Way of Cameron County
    United Way of Cameron County
  • United Way Dallas
    United Way Dallas
  • Tableau
  • Amarillo Area Foundation
    Amarillo Area Foundation
  • All Together ATX
    All Together ATX
  • City of Austin- Office of Equity
    City of Austin- Office of Equity
  • One Star Foundation
    One Star Foundation
  • City of Dallas
    City of Dallas
  • Shapiro Foundation
    Shapiro Foundation