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Anti Bullying Seminar Offers Education on Human Rights


CLEARWATER, Fla., Oct. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, United for Human Rights Florida, an organization supported by the Church of Scientology and which educates youth and adults on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, held a seminar on bullying prevention on Wednesday the 14th of October in its new downtown Clearwater office.

Guests representing other human rights organizations including the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking, as well as, the Public Defender's Office, veterans and youth mentoring groups attended the seminar.  Gracia Bennish, President of United for Human Rights Florida and recipient of the 2015 President's Volunteer Service Gold Award delivered the seminar.

The seminar was based on one of the lesson plans from the United for Human Rights Educator's kit, which defines "bullying" and helps participants to not only envision a world where everyone understands their human rights but also where everyone actively works to see all are protected from human rights abuses. Guests were also treated to a presentation of their UNITED music video and the "Story of Human Rights" which laid out the history of human rights on Earth in a succinct but information-packed 10-minute video.

One youth mentor who attended the event said, "I am so impressed with this seminar and the visual presentations that accompany it.  I want to take this presentation to the youth I mentor so they can understand their human rights and prevent bullying."

The United for Human Rights office at 29 North Fort Harrison Ave, Clearwater Florida 33755 is open to the public from 10 am to 10 pm daily and offers interactive displays and materials on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  To find out more, call 727-467-6960, or email

United for Human Rights

Given the immense scope of the problem, and inspired by the words of Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard, "Human Rights must be made a fact not an idealistic dream," The Church of Scientology supports United for Human Rights as a vanguard of human rights education and information. It is the world's largest nongovernmental human rights education campaign, active in 192 countries and partnering with 1,500 groups and organizations. Its purpose: To raise awareness and implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its 30 articles.

National Bullying Prevention Month is a campaign in the United States founded in 2006 by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. The campaign is held during the month of October and unites communities nationwide to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. The event was expanded in 2010 to include activities, education, and awareness building for the entire month. National Bullying Prevention Month is recognized in communities across the United States, with hundreds of schools and organizations signing on as partners. Facebook, CNN and Yahoo! Kids have supported the month through media outreach and dissemination.

Pat Harney 727-467-6860
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