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York Silent Chain for Human Rights
December 10, 2016 @ 11:45 am - 12:15 pmFree
Saturday the 10th of December marks Human Rights Day, commemorating the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
This year, Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone’s rights!
Many of us are fearful about the way the world is heading. Disrespect for basic human rights continues to be wide-spread in all parts of the globe. Extremist movements subject people to horrific violence. Messages of intolerance and hatred prey on our fears. Humane values are under attack.
We must reaffirm our common humanity. Wherever we are, we can make a real difference. In the street, in school, at work, in public transport; in the voting booth, on social media.
We’re joining hands to draw attention to Human Rights across the world and Human Rights in Europe:
– Workers’ rights for paid holiday, maternity leave and fair treatment at work
– Our right to free movement around Europe
– The rights of UK citizens living in the EU
– The rights of EU citizens living in the UK
– Disability rights
– Rights to freedom from discrimination
Please gather at 11:45 – We are linking arms in silence in front of the York Minster from 12:00 noon to 12:15 to demonstrate against the removal of these rights!
Other Silent Chains will take place at the same date and time elsewhere in the UK including London, Cardiff, Manchester and Oxford!