Monday December 10, 7-9pm, First Congregational Church, 444 E. Broad St.

2018 theme: Help stop human rights violations against women worldwide!

This event will include the following.

• Recognizing Columbus’ Human Rights Champions

• Light refreshments will be provided!

• Take Action! Amnesty International’s revitalized Columbus chapter (Group #87) will provide letters and cards to be signed to help stop human rights violations against women worldwide.

Human Rights Columbus lifts up any Central Ohio organizations and efforts that advance one or more of the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

Click here to RSVP for free tickets and to be entered into the door prize drawing!

We will be recognizing three outstanding human rights advocates who will share their stories and missions.

• Esther Flores [1DivineLine2Health]: Esther is a public health nurse whose work is helping people in Columbus who lack access to health care, victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and other injustices.

• Dureti Mimi Tadesse [CG Women’s Empowerment (CGWE - Africa)]: Dureti and her husband Daniel have lived in Columbus for more than two decades after arriving as refugees and survivors of torture, imprisonment, and the threat of execution under the then-communist government of Ethiopia. Today, they help refugees settle in Columbus and empower women to thrive in their home region of Oromia, Ethiopia.

• Bill Pelke [Founder of Journey of Hope . . . From Violence to Healing and a board member of the World Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty]: Bill is a leader in the movement to end the death penalty worldwide, speaking as a murder victim family member. Bill will share his message of healing through forgiveness and “Love and compassion for all of humanity” while connecting his decades of international and local advocacy for the promotion and protection of human rights for all.

This event is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsors include:

• Human Rights Columbus!

• Amnesty International Group #87

• CGWE - Africa

• Faith in Public Life

• 1DivineLine2Health

• Ohioans to Stop Executions

• Journey of Hope . . . From Violence to Healing

• Death Penalty Action


Monday, December 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

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