Youth for Human Rights National Peace Day Art Contest Winners Announced

Resist by Deborah Eve Alastra

First Place Winner, Adult Category. Title: Resist. By Deborah Eve Alastra.

Justice for All artwork

Second Place Winner, Adult Category. Title: Justice for All. By Jose Angel Hernandez.

12 year old youth artwork on Love

First Place Winner, Youth Category. Title: Love. By Ella, age 12.

Youth artwork on freedom from slavery

Second Place Winner, Youth Category. Untitled. By: Ajay, age 11.

Youth for Human Rights International offers free materials as well as a free online course to educate students in basic human rights.

Youth for Human Rights International offers free materials as well as a free online course to educate students in basic human rights.

Human rights art reflects the issues of 2020 – riots and protest and the need for love and justice.

We often express ourselves in words but to put the concepts of human rights into an art form brings each right to view even more vividly.”

— Tiana Crawford, Youth for Human Rights Advocate

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As protests were seen across the nation on a variety of issues, youth and adults saw a need to express the values of human rights in the form of art to help celebrate International Day of Peace in the third week in September 2020.

“What are human rights and why do they matter?” was the theme for this year’s Youth for Human Rights Washington, DC, National Human Rights Art Contest.

The winning entries reflected the use of art to emphasize the fact that human rights are vital, necessary, and must be protected for the sake of all.

This year, youth and adults around the country have experienced the rise of tensions in communities across the country, either firsthand or in the media. Many have focused expressions of outrage against violations of human rights in their artwork.

Based on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as the global standard of human rights, the National Human Rights Art Contest culminated in a virtual pop-up exhibit on the International Day of Peace on September 21st. This pop-up exhibit can be viewed until October 26th.

There are two artist age group categories for the National Human Rights Art Contest: Adults (age 18 and up) and Youth (age 17 or younger). In each category a first place prize of a $100 gift certificate and a second place prize of a $50 gift certificate was awarded.

Youth for Human Rights advocate and youth judge Tiana Crawford, 19 years old, was moved to see how people put the Articles of the UDHR into art form, saying, “We often express ourselves in words but to put the concepts of human rights into an art form brings each right to view even more vividly. It was an honor to be a judge this year and I look forward to our contest in 2021 to see the moving expressions regarding the truth about human rights. We look forward to this contest spreading even more throughout our communities.”

In 2018 Youth for Human Rights Washington, DC, (YHRDC) began its annual tradition by holding a Peace Day Pop-Up Art Exhibit in honor of International Day of Peace on September 21st at the Founding Church of Scientology in Washington, DC.

Each year, artwork by youth and adults forwarding the importance of human rights has been displayed, along with a video display on each of the 30 articles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Due to the current global scene with COVID-19 and the inability to hold in-person events, YHRDC decided to take a different route this year by hosting the art contest online. Talented artists from across the nation have submitted art which showcases of one or more of the human rights listed in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Peace Day Pop-Up Art Exhibit, whether in-person or online, helps young artists express their human rights and highlights how communities can employ these rights to promote unity and respect for all of humanity.

To learn more about human rights go to https://www.youthforhumanrights.org

For a documentary on Youth for Human Rights and its founder, go to https://www.scientology.tv/series/voices-for-humanity/mary-shuttleworth.html

Online course:
https://www.youthforhumanrights.org/course/

Materials: https://www.youthforhumanrights.org/download/

About Youth for Human Rights:

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and to inspire them to become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace. YHRI advocates for human rights both in the classroom and in nontraditional educational settings such as through art series, concerts and other interactive community events, including regional and international human rights summits which bring youth together from across whole sectors of the world. Their most recent campaign has included #KnowYour30 with the deliberate purpose of increasing awareness of the 30 human rights every person has – and how they are a part of everyday life.

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Animal Welfare Groups Launch “Cruelty Isn’t OK” Campaign

Cockfighting Match

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GREY2K USA

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Greyhound Protection Act

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Campaign calls for enforcement of laws against cockfighting and live-lure training, urges new state policy

The rule of law matters, and it’s important that all law enforcement agencies treat animal cruelty crimes with the seriousness they warrant.”

— Christine Dorchak, president of GREY2K USA

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, USA, September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Cruelty Isn't OK, a statewide campaign to end the abuse of captive big cats, illegal cockfighting, and live-lure greyhound training, was launched today by a coalition of key animal protection groups and advocates, including former Attorney General Drew Edmondson.

In recent months, these problems have come to light following detailed investigations by Animal Wellness Action (AWA), the Animal Wellness Foundation (AWF) and GREY2K USA Worldwide.

“Oklahoma is a family-friendly state with a growing economy,” said Edmondson, co-chair of the National Law Enforcement Council of AWA and AWF. “We don’t want this good reputation tarred by the presence of persistent animal cruelty in our state.”

The organizations are calling for the creation of a statewide task force to examine improved enforcement of state and federal laws in Oklahoma and policies to fill gaps in the law, particularly when it comes to private ownership of big cats and other potentially dangerous exotic wild animals.

As part of its public awareness efforts, Cruelty Isn’t OK today launched an advertising campaign featuring full-page advertisements in Oklahoma newspapers. A copy of the first advertisement is available here.

Additionally today, supplementing its original investigation into illegal cockfighting, AWA and AWF released letters, signed by Edmondson, to the U.S. Attorneys for the Western and Northern Districts of Oklahoma, detailing yet more illegal animal trafficking for cockfighting based in the Sooner State.  In May, the groups wrote to U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma to investigate allegations of ongoing trafficking of birds to Guam for cockfighting and for illegal animal fighting activities.  

Edmondson, on behalf of AWA and AWF, alleges that “Oklahoma is indisputably the cockfighting capital of the United States.” Edmondson previously wrote to the District Attorneys for Cherokee, Haskell and LeFlore counties to investigate the allegations as well and to bring charges as appropriate. Since the investigative results were handed over to law enforcement in May, there’s been no apparent action taken. 

The anti-greyhound racing group GREY2K USA this summer released a multi-state investigation, centered in Oklahoma, into live-lure training in greyhound racing. In live-lure training, dog trainers teach greyhounds to kill rabbits and other small animals to instill a bloodlust in the animals. Oklahoma bans live-lure training, and the greyhound racing industry has long denied that anyone in the industry uses live lures to prepare greyhounds for racing.

“Our investigation discovered a deputy sheriff involved in illegal animal cruelty,” noted Christine Dorchak, president of GREY2K USA.  “The rule of law matters, and it’s important that all law enforcement agencies treat animal cruelty crimes with the seriousness they warrant.”

More than a month ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture suspended the exhibitor’s license of Jeff Lowe, who operates the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Garvin County.  Lowe took over for Joe “Joe Exotic” Maldonado, after he began serving a prison sentence for activities that included illegal killing of tigers. Big Cat Rescue, a Florida-based animal welfare group, takes control of the park later this week.

“Oklahoma is one of a handful of states without restrictions on private ownership of tigers, lions and other big cats, and that’s precisely why Joe Maldonado and others have treated Oklahoma as a commercial playground and a stage for their menageries,” said Wayne Pacelle, president of Animal Wellness Action. “Oklahoma was one of the last hold-outs on illegal cockfighting, and it’s one of the last hold-outs on exotic animal ownership.  Keeping 350-pound wild carnivores in backyards or basements is a prescription for mayhem.”

While cockfighting is illegal, it’s clear that state and federal laws are not being enforced. Through public records requests to the Guam Department of Agriculture, AWF and AWA obtained nearly 2,500 pages of avian shipping records dated November 2016 to September 2019. These records detail approximately 750 shipments of birds from more than a dozen states to Guam.

Oklahoma cockfighters were the top shippers to Guam in the nation. Since then, AWA and AWF have reviewed 13 on-line videos, released by a Philippines-based broadcaster called BNTV, featuring Oklahoma cockfighters. BNTV broadcasters visited the gamecock farms throughout the United States, on its “U.S. Gamefowl Breeder Tour,” with the cockfighters essentially marketing their fighting birds to the Philippines, which is the site of the World Slasher Derby and other cockfighting events that attract participants from across the globe.

During his time as Oklahoma Attorney General, Edmondson defended the state’s anti-cockfighting law from constitutional challenges brought by cockfighters. In Edmondson v. Pearce, the Oklahoma Supreme Court determined in a unanimous ruling that the anti-cockfighting law represents a proper exercise of authority and that cockfighting and related activities are forbidden in the state. Numerous federal courts have upheld the federal anti-animal fighting law as constitutional.

Animal Wellness Action is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

The Animal Wellness Foundation is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

GREY2K USA Worldwide is the largest greyhound protection organization in the United States with more than 250,000 supporters.  As a non-profit organization, the group promotes the adoption of ex-racers and works to pass laws to end the cruelty of dog racing around the world. For more information, visit GREY2KUSA.org.

 

WAYNE PACELLE
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Fremont Mayoral Candidate Justin Sha critiques Lily Mei’s record on racial justice on grounds of transparency

On September 30, 2020, Kentucky’s attorney general was also criticized on transparency grounds.

When seeking election, Mayor Lily Mei promised to 'listen to citizen concerns' and 'amplify' the people’s voice, but the Mayor continues to turn her back on that promise—time and time again.”

— Justin Sha

FREMONT, CA, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — On September 30, 2020, Kentucky’s attorney general asked to delay the release of grand jury recordings and documents involved with proceedings that failed to indict any officers for the killing of Breonna Taylor.

“The lack of transparency demonstrated in the case of Breonna Taylor occurs across the country, including in the City of Fremont,” said Justin Sha, Fremont Mayoral Candidate. “It is not about the fact that the Mayor cited her faith as a reason not to kneel. Rather, what made me uncomfortable is the fact that the Mayor stated it in such a way that it came off as an excuse—a disingenuous afterthought, one intentionally designed to placate both ‘sides.’ Her fence straddling added fuel to the fire and ultimately has invigorated those in the community who are opposed to racial justice.”

Mayor Lily Mei has been criticized by community members for talking down to protesters and playing up stereotypes in several interviews that she has done. Her administration has also been criticized for holding postmortem town halls, where residents feel like they are being talked at by city officials rather than genuinely listened to. The Fremont Police Department has reported that demonstrations in Fremont have been peaceful.

In the past four years, overall crime has increased in Fremont. Whereas Fremont saw 2417, 2755, and 2997 thefts in 2014, 2015, and 2016, after the Mayor took office, theft has increased to 3545, 3284, and 3408 in 2017, 2018, and 2019 respectively. Commercial and residential burglaries have also increased, and car break-ins have spiked.

Justin Sha supports the creation of a task force to improve community relations with the Fremont Police Department. He also supports making Fremont a safer city for all residents by prioritizing quality of life impacts, such as the spikes that Fremont has seen in commercial & residential break-ins and carjackings. If elected, Justin Sha has stated that he will engage trained health professionals to answer homelessness and public health calls.

On Fremont Mayoral Candidate Justin Sha’s Facebook Page post, Justin Sha wrote —

When seeking election, Mayor Lily Mei promised to “listen to citizen concerns” and “amplify” the people’s voice, but the Mayor continues to turn her back on that promise—time and time again.

In 2019, the Mayor’s administration destroyed decades of Fremont Police Department records before a California transparency law would have made them accessible to public scrutiny. This included documents covering decades of internal affair investigations and citizen complaints. In a KQED investigative report, the Mayor’s actions and judgment were laid bare, and the Mayor has continued to directly undermine government accountability, public safety, and community trust.

Under the Mayor’s leadership, crime and racism have both increased. Commercial and residential burglaries have skyrocketed, and many in our community are the victims of profiling and racially targeted crime. While I have called on our Police Chief and Mayor to disaggregate victim data by factors like race/ethnicity for over two years, our city has yet to do so. Bottom line? We need to stop claiming that Fremont is a “safe city” until we can answer the necessary follow-up—safe for who?

We live in a country where Black kids are given “the talk” by their parents. We live in a country where immigrants and minorities are afraid to talk to the police. We live in a country where public servants act in ways to avoid the ire of local police associations, resulting in decreases to transparency and accountability in government.

We can no longer stand silent as bystanders to racial discrimination. George Floyd was murdered when a police officer kneeled on his neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds. Yet, when the moment came, we missed it: Fremont missed the moment. On June 2, 2020, Fremont residents demonstrated for racial justice—for the simple premise that innocent people do not deserve to be murdered due to their skin color. When asked for a mere sign to show understanding of the seriousness of racial justice in America, the Mayor refused to kneel. She refused to kneel for even a moment, let alone for 8 minutes and 46 seconds.

As Mayor, I will work to make Fremont a safer city. I will disaggregate victim data. I will have law enforcement officials partner with mental health specialists to address homelessness and mental health calls. And, unlike this Mayor, I will promote government accountability and transparency, and be an ally to our marginalized community at every chance I get. We will make sure that Fremont is a safer city for all our residents, both housed and unhoused. We need new vision and bold leadership to effect structural change and create a brighter future for the City of Fremont.

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About Justin Sha:

Justin Sha is running for Mayor of Fremont, CA. Sha is VP of Customer Success at Droisys, a global technology company headquartered in Fremont, and he teaches business law at Ohlone College. Sha is an involved community member, serving on local nonprofit boards. He is the Chairman of Asian American Millennials for American Advancement as well as a member of the Ohlone College Foundation Board. Sha received his B.A. from Dartmouth College and his J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law.

To learn more, visit Justin Sha's campaign website: https://justin4fremont.org/

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Fremont Needs a Mayor Who Upholds Racial Justice


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DAS & Small Cells Investments Market SWOT Analysis of Top Key Player Forecasts to 2026

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PUNE, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA, September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — DAS & Small Cells Investments Market 2020-2026

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1 Report Overview
1.1 Study Scope
1.2 Market Analysis by Type
1.2.1 Global DAS & Small Cells Investments Market Size Growth Rate by Type: 2020 VS 2026
1.2.2 DAS
1.2.3 Small Cells
1.3 Market by Application
1.3.1 Global DAS & Small Cells Investments Market Share by Application: 2020 VS 2026
1.3.2 Communities
1.3.3 Public Buildings
1.3.4 Commercial Buildings
1.3.5 Public Transportation
1.3.6 Others
1.4 Study Objectives
1.5 Years Considered

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11Key Players Profiles
11.1 AT&T
11.1.1 AT&T Company Details
11.1.2 AT&T Business Overview
11.1.3 AT&T DAS & Small Cells Investments Introduction
11.1.4 AT&T Revenue in DAS & Small Cells Investments Business (2015-2020))
11.1.5 AT&T Recent Development
11.2 Verizon
11.2.1 Verizon Company Details
11.2.2 Verizon Business Overview
11.2.3 Verizon DAS & Small Cells Investments Introduction
11.2.4 Verizon Revenue in DAS & Small Cells Investments Business (2015-2020)
11.2.5 Verizon Recent Development
11.3 T-Mobile
11.3.1 T-Mobile Company Details
11.3.2 T-Mobile Business Overview
11.3.3 T-Mobile DAS & Small Cells Investments Introduction
11.3.4 T-Mobile Revenue in DAS & Small Cells Investments Business (2015-2020)
11.3.5 T-Mobile Recent Development
11.4 Softbank
11.4.1 Softbank Company Details
11.4.2 Softbank Business Overview
11.4.3 Softbank DAS & Small Cells Investments Introduction
11.4.4 Softbank Revenue in DAS & Small Cells Investments Business (2015-2020)
11.4.5 Softbank Recent Development
11.5 China Mobile
11.5.1 China Mobile Company Details
11.5.2 China Mobile Business Overview
11.5.3 China Mobile DAS & Small Cells Investments Introduction
11.5.4 China Mobile Revenue in DAS & Small Cells Investments Business (2015-2020)
11.5.5 China Mobile Recent Development

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Aitken and Fonkem Comment on First Presidential Debate

Joe Biden survived a blizzard of President Trump's interruption by appealing directly to American People in what can be characterized as a chaotic debate.”

— Bruce Aitken

MILWAUKEE, WI, UNITED STATES, September 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The authors of a new book, TRADE CRASH: A Primer on Surviving and Thriving in Pandemics and Global Trade Disruption, commented on the first presidential debate. Bruce Aitken said: “Joe Biden survived a blizzard of President Trump's interruption by appealing directly to American People in what can be characterized as a chaotic debate.”

Minister Chulsu Kim, former WTO Deputy Director, has commented favorably on the book, stating that it is “an important new book on international trade.” He stated further that: “Trade Crash is a timely publication by two experienced trade practitioners at a time when international trade is facing unprecedented disruption and challenges. It should be helpful to international businessmen who are trying to cope with how to cope with this.

Ngosong commented, "I think the book can serve as a guide to those who are trying to understand the global economy in general and international trade in particular."

TRADE CRASH is being published in hardcover by award-winning and internationally known London publisher Clink Street. It goes on sale on Oct. 8, 2020 and will be offered for presale on Sept. 30, 2020. . It is extremely timely as it focuses on, among other things, the likely impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic (“CV-19”) on the November, 2020 elections and on a likely Trade Crash to and of the global supply chain in 2021.

Written by Bruce Aitken and Ngosong Fonkem, Trade Crash is a multi-media Video Book (“BookVid”) with links to a short film and several interviews, plus directions to hours of zoom seminars on CV-19 and Trade hosted by WITA (D.C.) from March to July, 2020. It is an accessible Primer, written for the general public, with dozens of illustrations and charts. Also, it is written from a multi-cultural perspective, with 7 contributors whose backgrounds can be traced to 7 countries: Cameroon, China, France, India, Malaysia, South Korea and the United States.

To speak to the authors and/or to arrange interviews, contact beaitken@aitkenberlin.com or ngonkem23@gmail.com.

Bruce Aitken
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