September 17, 2013, 3:13 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- The committee planning Tennessee's Human Rights Day celebration is looking for additional input and help in the planning process and is reaching out to like-minded organizations.
Human Rights Day is celebrated each year in Tennessee on December 10th. A committee composed of the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, Metro Human Relations Commission, Church of Scientology, United Nations Association and others has begun meeting in preparation of the event and is now reaching out to organizations to contribute to the planning process.
ďWe have a great event every year,Ē says committee chair Rev. Brian Fesler, ďand this year we are looking to involve more organizations, broaden the scope of the event.Ē
The day begins with a reception leading into a formal program which will feature key Tennessean speakers and awardees.
The celebration centers around the Human Rights Lifetime Achievement awards and the Rising Advocate Award. The Rising Advocate award is given to individuals who show great promise in the field of human rights, whereas the Lifetime Achievement goes to those who have worked for human rights the majority of their career.
To participate in the planning or to have a booth the day of, visit www.nashvillehumanrights.org.