At The Advocates' Human Rights Awards Dinner on Thursday, Mike Farrell, who received the Don and Arvonne Fraser Human Rights Award, inspired the crowd of human rights supporters with his powerful speech. Farrell, an actor and human rights activist, reminded his listeners of the duty we have to reaffirm our fundamental principles of the rule of law, truth, justice, and human rights. Farrell said:
We belong to that pesky and often irritating community that holds there is a collection of principles that flow from the fact that all human beings – all human beings - possess value and dignity; that this value and dignity is inherent in our existence and is part of our birthright as members of the human community. With that, it is our charge to recognize that those fortunate enough to live in what is called the developed world, those who live with plenty, are people of privilege and, as my friend John said, we must remember that “The duty of privilege is absolute integrity.”
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