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Occupy Pittsburgh International Human Rights Day Celebration
by Bob Glidden Tuesday, Dec. 06, 2011 at 3:51 PM (email address validated)

Occupy Pittsburgh sponsors a rally and march to celebrate Human Rights Day at the Kingsley Center in Pittsburgh on December 10, 2011 at Noon. Details are available at

For Immediate Release: Monday, December 5, 2011
Media Contact: Occupy Pittsburgh Media Team - 724-973-8777 (media only, public phone
Occupy Pittsburgh to Observe International Human Rights Day

On Human Rights Day (December 10, 2011), Occupy Pittsburgh will join
millions of people around the world who have taken to the streets to
demand change and reclaim their rights in 2011. The international
holiday celebrates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights by the United Nations in 1948. The declaration provides all
people with the rights to:

• A job with a living wage, paid holidays and protection from

• Healthcare, housing and social services like public transportation

• A free, quality education for all children

• Protection from all forms of discrimination

To mark the day, Occupy Pittsburgh is inviting the public to stand up
for Human Rights not Corporate Rights with an indoor rally followed by
a march in Pittsburgh’s East End. Demonstrators will demand the
fulfillment of the 2011 City Council Proclamation of Pittsburgh as a
"Human Rights City."

Human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a
global community with the same ideals and values. Occupy Pittsburgh
has been developed by residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania in
harmony and solidarity with the 99% Occupy movement, a nonviolent,
decentralized movement working to create a just society. We are
exercising our rights to assemble peacefully and to speak freely,
working against all forms of inequality and discrimination including
those based on age, ability, diagnosis, size, religion or lack
thereof, class, culture, immigration status, nationality, history of
incarceration, housing status, race, color, ethnicity, indigenous
status, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.

The indoor rally will be held on Saturday, December 10th at the
Kingsley Community Center, 6435 Frankstown Avenue. Doors will open at
Noon and the rally will begin at 1pm. The march will step off at
1:45pm. Afterward, demonstrators will return to the Kingsley
Community Center for cookies and hot chocolate.

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