Honoring International Human Rights Day

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The Freeport High School Human Relations Club hosted inspirational events to honor International Human Rights Day. The day kicked off with a presentation from Holocaust survivor and Long Island native Werner Reich presenting, “Werner Unplugged.”

Later that afternoon, students participated in the Speak Truth to Power, an International Virtual Field Trip and Online Discussion with host Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and president of RFK Human Rights, and Kailash Satyarthi, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Other guests included Van Jones, social entrepreneur, CNN political contributor, Jazz Jennings, LGBTQ rights activist and star of TLC’s “I am Jazz;” Darrick Hamilton, Executive Director of the Ohio State University’s, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity; and Ibtihaj Muhammad, Olympic Fencing Bronze Medalist. 

In alignment with these special events, the Human Relations Club is implementing their annual initiative to raise awareness and advocate to fight bullying and Antisemitism by selling bracelets with the phrase created by Holocaust survivor Werner Reich, “Be J.U.S.T.” J- (Judge Situation) U- (Understand the problem) S- (Solve the problem) T- (Take action).” The proceeds will go to the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County.