Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Blog Action Day 2013 - October 16th

Blog Action Day is a "free annual event, that has run since 2007. Its aim is to unite the world’s bloggers by posting about the same issue, on the same day, in order to raise awareness and trigger a positive global discussion around an important issue that impacts us all, raises awareness or even funds for not-for-profits associated to the theme issue."
I participated in 2008 when the theme was poverty.
I participated in 2010 when the theme was water.
This year the theme will be Human Rights.

There are some obvious intersections of Human Rights with Genealogy/Family History research.
  • Do we have ancestors or kin whose human rights were violated?
  • Do we have ancestors or kin who violated the human rights of others?
  • Do we have ancestors or kin who fought for human rights, in the military or on political battlefields?
I know I will be writing a post for October 16th this year. If you are interested in participating, visit the Blog Action Day website for more information.

[Image: Eleanor Roosevelt and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Spanish text.]

No comments: