Colors of Compassion Walk for Equal Human Rights

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On September 11, 2013, Compassionate Action Network International of Seattle, Washington will host the Colors of Compassion Walk For Equal Human Rights in New York City. Participants will walk on a route that is planned to pass by The Stonewall Inn and Christopher Street Park and end at the United Nations Plaza.

Walkers will assemble at 11 a.m. at a specific location in Manhattan, to be announced not later than August 17, 2013 at www.compassiongames.org and www.lgbtcompassiongames.org.

The walk will begin at 12 noon, led by The Stonewall Veterans Association. Tibetan-style and Bhutanese-style prayer flags will be carried by several groups during the walk to United Nations Plaza, where the prayer flags will be presented to UN representatives by Stonewall Veteran and Human Rights Activist Erica Kay-Webster. She and other dignitaries will honor the United Nations and address those assembled.

Participants will also include human rights organizations, peace organizations, open and welcoming interfaith religious organizations and allied groups. A global invitation is hereby extended to all organizations and individuals who would like to walk in solidarity.

The walk is being held to honor the United Nations for its December 10, 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and to honor The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), in Cape Town, South Africa, which on Friday, July 26, 2013, launched Free & Equal, an unprecedented global public education campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. At a press conference held in Cape Town, South Africa, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay was joined by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Justice Edwin Cameron of the South African Constitutional Court to announce the year-long project.

The Colors of Compassion Walk For Equal Human Rights will launch the 11-day Compassion Games International and LGBT Compassion Games, which are being held internationally beginning on September 11, 2013 and ending on September 21st, the International Day of Peace.

To sign the Charter for Compassion, please visit www.charterforcompassion.org.

For more information on this or other coinciding events around the world please visit: www.compassiongames.org  or www.lgbtcompassiongames.org.

[From a News Release]

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