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HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE TO HOST MEETING SATURDAY...Mobile Traffic Display at Old Kensico near 287
Release Date: October 14, 2015

                             The Gerenburgh Human Rights Advisory Committee is hosting an important meeting this Saturday that is open to the public.  Our digital speed sign is on Old Kensico near the 287 overpass. 5 traffic tickets issued this past week. The digital sign moves around town and is designed to motivate people to drive safely.

On Saturday, October 17, 2015, 10:00am to 4:00pm at Greenburgh Town Hall, 177 Hillside Avenue, White Plains/Greenburgh, NY  10607, Robert Kesten, Executive Director of PDHRE (People's Decade of Human Rights Education), a globally recognized organization engaged in building a foundation of human rights cities and corps, will conduct a learning workshop on human rights integration.  

Speaker Robert Kesten 
*       World recognized facilitator of human rights learning and integration 
*       Proponent of developing social, governmental and business paradigms based on a human rights foundation.   
*       Recipient of the United Nations Human Rights Prize, which was awarded for the organization's efforts and involvement in the United Nations Decade of Human Rights Education 
will focus on...
*       Human rights as they apply to our everyday lives. In addition, he will provide tools which will make the integration of human rights into our everyday activities a greater possibility
*       Basic skills to bring this learning process to the organizations and institutions we work with and participate in on a regular basis
In recognition of New York State's Dignity for All Students Act (The Dignity Act), "...a ruling based directly on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, intentionally directing our attention to a specific class, i.e., students..." (RKesten), we are also inviting individuals, who will have the authority to implement these concepts within your schools and organizations to help deepen and broaden an understanding of human rights as well as implement strategies designed to impact attitudes and behaviors by encouraging respect for and practice of human rights principles.  

In January of 2015, the Town of Greenburgh launched an initiative, spearheaded by Town Supervisor, Paul Feiner, to create a Human rights Advisory Committee to provide a conduit through which human rights issues and concerns, raised by residents, may be reviewed and, potentially, referred to the Westchester County Human Rights Commission for further consideration.  A major and important function of the committee is to provide informational and educational forums for the public designed to support residents in expanding their knowledge base on human rights as well as options to consider should they feel that their human rights have been violated.  

This event, co-sponsored by the Town of Greenburgh Human Rights Advisory Committee, United Nations Association - Westchester Chapter, and the Westchester County Human Rights Commission, is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP to laurapuhala@gmail.com.   

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