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Youth For Human Rights Day Celebration At Busboys And Poets With Rob Meister

Every person is entitled to basic, fundamental rights, simply by the fact of being human. Unfortunately, not every government recognizes its citizens’ human rights. In fact, there is not a single country on planet Earth that is free from human rights violations, including slavery, discrimination, injustice and oppression. To combat the atrocities committed every day, Youth for Human Rights seeks to educate the world’s youth on the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights and inspire them to become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace.

(Photo Credit: www.humanrights.com)

Youth for Human Rights is a global movement, with initiatives around the world but its DC chapter has focused its efforts here in DC. Recently, Vincent Gray, the Mayor of Washington, DC, proclaimed October 1st as Youth for Human Rights Day, saying “…and call upon all the residents of this great city to join me in recognizing the important contributions of Youth for Human Rights International.” To celebrate, the organization invites you to join them on Saturday, October 8th for a concert at Busboys and Poets featuring Rob Meister.

Rob Meister is a Producer/Singer & Songwriter from Tasmania, Australia. Rob has toured all over the world and worked with top Australian, American, European and Latin artists. Having been a professional since age 15, Rob has recorded and/or performed  with multi grammy winners such as Arranger David Campbell, Joan Sebastion, Javier Garza & multi platinum selling artists Edgar Winter, Kate Ceberano, David Pomeranz, Diego Verdaguer, Amanda Miguel, Alberto Plaza, Reyli and Russian Rock legend Endel Rivers.

More recently he produced a string of hits with the #1 Indie Female in Latin America, Ana Victoria and is now back in the US to produce the upcoming record for Broadway Super Star James Barbour and write songs for X Factor Diva Stacy Francis, while also recording his third solo disc. A passionate Human Rights activist, when he is not touring or in the studio, he dedicates much of his time to helping make Human Rights fact, not just a dream. With a voice often compared to the greats Peter Gabriel & Sting and songs to match, his messages and melodies will leave an indelible mark in your music consciousness.

Photo Credit: www.robmeister.com

Like-minded organizations, such as Amnesty International and the International Justice Mission will also have a presence at the celebration.

WHEN: Saturday, October 8th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Busboys and Poets
2021 14th St NW
(between N U St & N V St)
Washington, DC 20009
Ph. 202-387-7638

TICKETS: RSVP to youthforhumanrightsdc@gmail.com.


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