Youth for Human Rights is hosting a Pop-up Museum in DC to showcase the history of human rights and celebrate "the Right to Peace" though history and artwork.
WASHINGTON , DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, September 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Youth for Human Rights International will be creating and hosting an interactive Pop-up Museum in Washington DC on September 21st to celebrate the International Day of Peace. The Museum will showcase the history of human rights and celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The museum will also include artwork demonstrating human rights and the right to peace.
Peace Lights, an increasingly recognized international symbol of peace, will be playing as visitors enter the Museum and also be projected onto the front of the building during the evening.
The event will be held on first floor of the Embassy Building, now home to the Founding Church of Scientology at 1424 16th St. NW, Washington DC and will also include talks by several speakers on various efforts aimed at expanding human rights education worldwide. Included in the agenda will be a talk by Peter Rogina, co-creator of Peace Lights, who recently spoke at the 15th Annual Human Rights Summit held at the United Nations. Mr. Rogina will speak on efforts to accelerate peace education in the African Union.
“We are excited to be showing Peace Lights as a part of our human rights Pop-up Museum for peace,” said Erica Rodgers, National Director for Youth For Human Rights International. “Peace Lights was very well received at the Human Rights Summit at the UN. It provides a great backdrop for the event. The energy and symbolism beautifully matches the intent of the day, to help spread and promote peace through human rights education worldwide.”
Thanks to corporate sponsor Video Corporation of America (VCA), based on Somerset, NJ, Peace Lights will be projected onto the front of the building during the evening from 7 – 9:30pm. It will be one of many locations around the world to play Peace Lights on that day. “VCA has been a wonderful partner and has provided the high-end projection equipment to show Peace Lights at many different venues and occasions. They are a true supporter of peace and the arts, as well as being one of the world’s leading Audio-Visual Integrators,” said Peter Rogina. “We are lucky to have such a good relationship with them and truly appreciate their ongoing support.”
Since its creation in 2015, Peace Lights has been adopted by peace organizations from 18 countries, on 5 continents, as their International Symbols of Peace & Non-Violence. It has also been endorsed by the United Nations ‘International Year of Light & Light-based Technologies’, and continues to show increasingly around the world at a wide variety of venues and events. Peace Lights has shown at United Nations-related events ten (10) times to date. For more information about how to attend the event or Pop-up Museum CLICK HERE.
Peace Lights is available for viewing and download at the links below:
Video & Download Peace Lights: www.vimeo.com/peacelights
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/peacelights2015
Peace Lights Press Page: www.peterrogina-eileencohen.com/peace-lights-press-page
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 inspire them to become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace. YHRI teaches human rights education both in the classroom and in nontraditional educational settings such a through art series, concerts and other interactive community events. 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. https://www.youthforhumanrights.org/
About the New York Peace Coalition:
The New York Peace Coalition promotes world peace through connecting communities both locally and internationally. Based in the Bronx, NY, the organization has been directly involved with local and international efforts aimed at raising awareness and supporting efforts for peace. Since 2010, the NY Peace Coalition has also led efforts in NYC associated with Peace December. These efforts are part of a larger United Nations program for the coordination of actions for Peace. http://www.peacedecember.org/
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