Artists In Action For Human Rights Program
The Artists in Action for Human Rights Program (AIAHR) brings artists, resource educators, native Hawaiian cultural practitioners and community outreach staff into classrooms throughout Hawai`i. Using educational materials provided by the United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights, Amnesty International and other human rights organizations, our presentations include a discussion of local and international human rights issues by outreach educators from Performing and Fine Artists for World Peace (PFAWP), followed by a sharing by our guest artists. Presenters also share the impact that the issue of human rights has had on their art and their lives. Presentations range from 45 - 90 minutes depending on grade level. Our major objective for AIAHR is to make students aware of human rights issues and to motivate them to take action in protecting the rights of others around the world. We will also be fostering a love for the arts and nurturing young artists to develop their creative talents.
Artists in Action for Human Rights also supports and actively promotes the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.