Human rights matter. As the great Nelson Mandela once said, “To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” Every person on this planet has the right to live freely, without fear of persecution or harm, regardless of their race, religion, or sexual orientation. They have the right to address basic human needs such as food, clean water, and shelter. They have the right to make their own choices, express their opinions, travel where they wish, be tried fairly, access the internet, and others. And it’s our obligation to honor those rights.
Unfortunately, so many people across the world are suffering human rights abuses as we speak. We don’t have to look to places like Nigeria, Syria, Myanmar, or the Philippines to know that human rights abuses happen. Right in our own America, human rights are being threatened.
In support of human rights, Asian Mint is joining the Human Rights Day DFW Initiative this December 10, 2017. We’ll be donating 5% of all our sales for that day to fund local projects protecting human rights.
Human Rights Day DFW
Human Rights Day DFW is a collaborative effort of Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants and local residents. It’s an annual event held every December 10 to commemorate the anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The purpose of this event is to drum up support for local projects intended to protect and defend immigrant survivors of human rights abuses.
Restaurants that have signed up for the Human Rights Day DFW Initiative have pledged to donate at least 5% of their sales for December 10. Alternatively, they can give a flat amount of $250. All that the local residents need to do is to reserve a table at their favorite participating restaurant, show up, and enjoy their meal. A portion of their bill will be allocated to human rights projects and campaigns in the Dallas area, but at absolutely no added cost to them.
The Human Rights Day DFW event is spearheaded by the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas. It was founded in 2009 by social worker Serena Simmons and lawyer Elizabeth Healy to serve the needs of immigrant victims of human rights abuse. HRI has a network of more than 450 attorneys working pro bono. Their excellent work and standards have earned them the highest rating from charity evaluator Charity Navigator.
Asian Mint to Donate 5% of Sales for Human Rights Day
We believe that human rights matter and, as most of you know, we’re always ready to put our money where our mouth is. And so, we will be giving 5% of our sales on December 10 in support of the Human Rights Day DFW Initiative.
We need your help to make this event a success. Thus, we’re inviting you to reserve a table at your favorite Asian Mint location for December 10. Show up for a great Asian fusion meal made with fresh ingredients and lots of love. And at absolutely no extra cost to you, you’d be helping to protect and honor the rights that every person on this planet is supposed to have.
See you on December 10!