Tag Archives: Human Rights and Liberties

Nelson Mandela

Official Google blog - Nelson Mandela

Born: 18th July, 1918
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mvezo, Umtatu, South Africa

Died: 5th December, 2013 (aged 95)
Cause of Death: Lung infection

Remembering Nelson Mandela

The South African activist and former president led the struggle against apartheid and became a global advocate for human rights.


December is Universal Human Rights Month


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948 without a dissenting vote. It is the first multinational declaration mentioning human rights by name, and the human rights movement has largely adopted it as a charter.

International Human Rights Day

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“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 1918-2013


In honor of Nelson Mandela’s legacy and in recognition of International Human Rights Day, we ask you to take action for rainforests, rivers, and rights in the Amazon. Please take a moment to show solidarity with our allies in Ecuador and Brazil.

In response to the arbitrary closure of Fundación Pachamama in Ecuador by the Ecuadorian government last week, more than 10,000 people have signed a petition and over 100 international organizations have made statements of support, including individual statements from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. Let’s continue to show our solidarity with our allies in Ecuador by calling for Fundación Pachamama to be reinstated so that they can continue to work in defense of human rights and the rights of nature. There’s too much at stake in the Ecuadorian Amazon to allow this crackdown to continue. Please take action today!

Today marks the first anniversary of the Justice Now Campaign, calling for justice in human rights cases related to the Belo Monte Dam project in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. Since the launch of the campaign, the world has mobilized for multiple protests and online campaigns, but the Brazilian government has ignored our calls for justice and continues to move forward with its dam-building agenda. We must keep up the pressure on Human Rights Day! Our allies are mobilizing across Brazil and around the world today. Please show your solidarity and take action with them!

For Human Rights and Justice Now,

Leila Salazar-Lopez
Leila Salazar-Lopez
Program Director

May Day 2013

Labor Rights and Immigrant Rights are Human Rights!

Join the Black Institute and a host of other labor, immigration and civil rights organizations for a rally at City Hall, Wednesday, May 1st at 5:00 pm. Let’s ALL unite to WIN!


Bowling for Equality in Seattle

Bowling for Equality in SeattleSunday, March 11 Two Hour Bowling Shifts: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.| 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. | 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.The Garage 1134 Broadway Seattle, WA 98122

Tickets:Happy Hour Pricing on Food and Drinks until 7:00 p.m! $40 before March 4 or $50 after. This event is 21+

Help the Human Rights Campaign raise vital funds for our work supporting  marriage equality in The Evergreen State! Your ticket purchase includes  an annual HRC membership and helps us continue our work to raise  awareness and support for the marriage equality movement in Washington.
Come bowling with friends and other Seattle Human Rights Campaign supporters at The Garage on Capitol Hill. Included with your ticket is an annual  membership to HRC, light appetizers, bowling shoes, and 2 hours of  bowling. Prizes will be awarded all day long!