Humanitarian wins his Second Presidential Award for Fighting Against Human Trafficking

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CLEARWATER, Fla. - April 12, 2019 - eTradeWire -- In a world where fundamental human rights are being abused, a group of human rights advocates from across the United States are gathering together to stand up for human rights and protect core American values.

Youth for Human Rights International announced that their U.S. National Human Rights Conference will be in Washington, DC, on April 11th – 13th 2019. This three-day event is bringing together youth and passionate advocates from across the United States to focus on key human rights issues related to human trafficking in the United States and neighboring countries. The theme of this year's conference is "Working to Stop Human Trafficking in the Americas."

Last year's Conference focused on two key pieces of legislation to help reduce human trafficking and protect trafficking victims. These two pieces of legislation have since been signed into law. These new laws are a step in the right direction, but there is much more work to be done to create a United States of America that is free from all forms of slavery. The Global Slavery Index 2018 estimates that on any given day there are over 400,000 people living in conditions of modern day slavery in the United States.

The conference will include visits to Capitol Hill, giving attendees the opportunity to meet and discuss important human rights issues, including human trafficking with their government representatives. Youth ages 14 – 28 are being encouraged to attend, to make their voices heard and encourage all members of Congress to promote human rights as an important national interest.

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There will also be awardees receiving the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for their hard work and dedication to human rights education and ending human rights abuses. One of these awardees is Mr. Christopher King, the grandson of Late Blues Musician B.B. King, and the Founder of The Gentlemen's Course. Mr. King will be receiving his second Presidential award for the human rights advocacy work he does in Florida, having delivered seminars to thousands of kids and reaching millions more on international T.V.
"I am honored to receive this award in representation of all the work we have done in Florida to help our youth. Florida ranks 3rd in the nation for the number of calls into the National Hotline for human trafficking; this isn't just a problem the government must solve, this is a problem that every single man, woman and child needs to address." Said Christopher King. He continued by saying, "learning how to treat each other, learning your rights, and more importantly applying what you learn, that's what it's all about. That's our purpose, that's our goal."
Christopher King is also featured on the Scientology Network with his own show on Voices for Humanity showcasing all of the work he has done in Florida. You can watch it at https://www.scientology.tv/series/voices-for-humanity/christopher-king.html.

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About Youth for Human Rights:
Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 whose mission is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and inspire them to become valuable advocates for respect and peace. YHRI teaches human rights education both in the classroom and in nontraditional educational settings such as through art series, concerts and other interactive community events. Their most recent campaign has included #KnowYour30 with the deliberate purpose of increasing awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights list of the 30 human rights every person has – and how these become interwoven into everyday life. To learn more go to https://www.youthforhumanrights.org or visit their social media at @UHRFlorida. To learn more about Christopher King and his organization, The Gentlemen's Course, visit www.thegentcourse.com.

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Cristian Vargas
cristian@humanrights.com
727-265-7479


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