Tennessee United for Human Rights held an event to honor Nelson Mandela during July at the Church of Scientology Nashville. “Take Action, Inspire Change,” was the theme for 2021, and on the tnuhr.org website, it read: “In observance of Mandela Day and recognition of Nelson Mandela, Tennessee United for Human Rights (TnUHR) has organized a special event to introduce Tennesseans to the importance and relevance of Mr. Mandela’s work.”

Event organizers introduced the audience to who Nelson Mandela was, what he was known for, when the important events of his life happened, and why we honor him. A special guest speaker who had just returned from visiting Africa was able to speak about her experiences in visiting Nelson Mandela’s home.

Tennessee United for Human Rights is the local chapter of United for Human Rights, an international, not-for-profit organization dedicated to implementing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Its membership is comprised of individuals and groups throughout the world who are actively forwarding the knowledge and protection of human rights by and for all Mankind, according to humanrights.com. Its purpose is to provide human rights educational resources and activities that inform, assist and unite youth, educators, organizations and governmental bodies in the dissemination and adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at every level of society.

For more information about United for Human Rights, go to www.humanrights.com, and for more information about the Mandela Day event, visit tnuhr.org.