Occupy Pittsburgh to Observe International Human Rights Day With A March and Rally

Pittsburgh, PA—(ENEWSPF)—December 5, 2011.  On Human Rights Day (December 10, 2011), Occupy Pittsburgh will join millions of people around the world who have taken to the streets to demand change and reclaim their rights in 2011.  The international holiday celebrates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations in 1948.  The declaration provides all people with the rights to: 

  • A job with a living wage, paid holidays and protection from unemployment
  • Healthcare, housing and social services like public transportation
  • A free, quality education or all children
  • Protection from all forms of discrimination 

To mark the day, Occupy Pittsburgh is inviting the public to stand up for Human Rights not Corporate Rights with an indoor rally followed by a march in Pittsburgh’s East End.  Demonstrators will demand the fulfillment of the 2011 City Council Proclamation of Pittsburgh as a “Human Rights City.”    

Human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values.  Occupy Pittsburgh has been developed by residents of Southwestern Pennsylvania in harmony and solidarity with the 99% Occupy movement, a nonviolent, decentralized movement working to create a just society.  We are exercising our rights to assemble peacefully and to speak freely, working against all forms of inequality and discrimination including those based on age, ability, diagnosis, size, religion or lack thereof, class, culture, immigration status, nationality, history of incarceration, housing status, race, color, ethnicity, indigenous status, sex, gender identity and sexual orientation.

The indoor rally will be held on Saturday, December 10th at the Kingsley Community Center, 6435 Frankstown Avenue.  Doors will open at Noon and the rally will begin at 1pm.  The march will step off at 1:45pm. Afterward, demonstrators will return to the Kingsley Community Center for cookies and hot chocolate.