Celebrating Human Rights

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Rocky Point High School’s Human Rights Club regularly works to spread the importance of human rights and freedoms, a message that they reinforced this December as the world honored the 70th anniversary of the development of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

This document, created by the United Nations in 1948, contains 30 articles which guarantee that all humans are provided with equal rights regardless of race, religion or gender. To mark its anniversary, the Human Rights Club created a video highlighting the importance of the declaration, shared during the building’s English classes, and wrote an announcement that was read aloud. 

“It is the reason that we are able to stand up for injustices across the globe and proclaim our basic human rights,” the announcement read in part. “Please recognize the importance of Human Rights Day along with the Human Rights Club to honor the 70th anniversary of the UDHR being created. Stand up for someone’s rights today.”