Youth For Human Rights Summit Tackles the Hunger Problem
Released on = September 30, 2005, 4:41 pm
Press Release Author = Gwen Barnard/Youth for Human Rights
Industry = Non Profit
Press Release Summary = Universal Declaration of Human Rights Focus of Conference
Press Release Body = Portland, OR: Youth for Human Rights International, Portland
chapter is holding its first summit on Saturday, October 8, to address the hunger
problem in Portland as a violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
According to Clark Balcom, Portland chapter director for Youth for Human Rights
International, “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, created by the United
Nations in 1948, presents numerous ideas that are basic human rights. Having a bed
and food is considered a basic human right, and that we are all responsible for
ensuring such rights are available for everyone. Our summit is designed to educate
Portlanders about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights mandate that food and a
bed be ensured.”
The Youth for Human Rights International Summit will have Dr. Catherine Thomasson of
Physicians for Social Responsibility and John Elizadle, director for the North East
Emergency Food Program, speaking.
To attend the summit requires the donation of two cans of food which will be given
to the Northeast Emergency Food Program. The summit will be Saturday, October 8, at
the Church of Scientology of Portland, 709, SW Salmon, from 9 AM until noon in
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Contact Details = Gwen Barnard
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