Human Rights Club
Meeting Schedule: Meetings alternate between Mondays and Thursdays at 2:45 P.M.
Club Advisor: Mr. Knoche
Club President: Shane Stackpole
Club Vice President: Shayne Durkin
Liaison to HS Admin & Student BOE Rep: Isabella McHugh
Student Government Liaison: Ella Williams
Secretary: Scarlett Ragues
Mission Statement: Bring students together to discuss and advocate for social injustice issues, and give students of minority status a place to come together and be heard.
Paragraph of Intent: The purpose of the Human Rights Club is to promote human rights. We may follow issues such as mass incarceration, the wrongful deaths of POC at the hands of police, anti-semitism, and the #METOO movement. We will also follow the social issues in our school that heavily impact many students, but often go unresolved. We want to create an environment that gives students the opportunity to discuss issues, and take the necessary steps to solve them in order to make our school a better place. We will consistently advocate for students of minority backgrounds and promote social justice.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.