SOURCE: Gentle Dentistry of East Aurora, PLLC

Gentle Dentistry of East Aurora, PLLC

December 01, 2010 00:01 ET

Gentle Dentistry -- Proud Sponsor of Youth for Human Rights 62nd Anniversary Celebration of the Signing of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights

BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwire - December 1, 2010) - Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 marks the 62nd anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and Gentle Dentistry of East Aurora is proud to sponsor the WNY celebration to be held at the Buffalo Museum of Science at 1020 Humbolt Parkway from 4:30 - 6 pm. 

On 10 December 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and ratified the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Following this historic act, the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories."

 In light of recent bullying incidents around the nation and the subsequent suicides which have occurred as a result, this year's celebration with focus on bullying and what can be done about it. There will be entertainment by Linda Appleby and the Buffalo Select Chorus and Musician Tee-Nyce. Hosted by Youth for Human Rights WNY Chapter with speakers Connie Cavanaugh -- Executive Director of Students Against Violence Education (S.A.V.E.), Supt. Dr. James Williams of the Buffalo Public Schools and NYS Commissioner on Human Rights Galen D. Kirkland. 

Dr. Glassbrenner of Gentle Dentistry said, "Human rights is an issue we all need to support -- not only in other parts of the world, but right in our backyard. With the focus on bullying this year, I just had to get involved and I hope others follow suit on this very important issue which affects us all."

Doors open at 4:00 pm. Everyone invited. Admission is free. 

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) -- a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, an educator born in apartheid South Africa, where she witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of discrimination and the lack of basic human rights.

The purpose of YHRI is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become advocates for tolerance and peace. YHRI has now grown into a global movement, including hundreds of groups, clubs and chapters around the world.

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