When we think about human rights, we often think of something abstract and unattainable for the average Joe. In reality, human rights were created to protect each person’s basic rights and fundamental freedoms. For people living in Dallas County, the notion of human rights became even closer to reality. Earlier this month, the Dallas County Commissioners Court declared Dallas County a “Human Rights County.” As the second county in the United States, Dallas County has declared its commitment to developing communities focusing on educating, promoting and ensuring human rights for all.
This is not only an important step for our County and the people living in Dallas County, but also for CitySquare. Through our programs and values, CitySquare promotes and fights for human rights on a daily basis. In particular, CitySquare fights to protect our individuals’ right as stated in article 25:
Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
Article 25 embodies everything CitySquare stands for and fights for the day in and day out. Together we feed the hungry, heal the sick, house the homeless and renew hope. It is with great pleasure, CitySquare welcomes Dallas County to promote the same values as the organization and vow to continue to work with community leaders and neighbors to fight poverty through promoting human rights through our shared values and action.