Sunday, August 23, 2009

Standing Up For What is Right


-- Quote of the Day --


“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


-- Conscious Celebration --

Aug 23 = International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

* Quoted from: http://www.timeanddate.com - "The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is annually observed on August 23 to remind people of the tragedy of the transatlantic slave trade. It gives people a chance to think about the historic causes, the methods and the consequences of slave trade. ...

Each year the UN invites people all over the world, including educators, students and artists, to organize events that center on the theme of this day. Theatre companies, cultural organizations, musicians and artists take part on this day by expressing their resistance against slavery through performances that involve music, dance and drama.

Educators promote the day by informing people about the historical events associated with slave trade, the consequences of slave trade, and to promote tolerance and human rights. Many organizations, including youth associations, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations, actively take part in the event to educate society about the negative consequences of slave trade."

Other Resources for this global day of awareness:
  • www.un.org/depts/dhl/slavery
  • www.un.org/Pubs/chronicle/2007/e_alert/082207_​slave_​trade_​abolition.htm

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