Human Rights

I performed at the UN Peace Day concert sponsored by Tennessee United for Human Rights.
At the time I'd almost forgotten  the 21st of September being Peace Day.
People signed a petition to include a human rights curriculum in Tennessee education programs.
Human rights were a vague idea to me. As I learned more, to my amazement there were 30 human rights declared and signed by all the delegates of the UN over 60 years ago! Then, I suppose, like a lot of great ideas, they were filed away until United for Human Rights rediscovered them.

These rights are inherently a part of us. "Well of course", I said, as I read each one,
as Eleanor Roosevelt had read each one to the General assembly in 1948,  and as you will when you read each one.
Inherently a part of us and there, before they were ever written by the United Nations. That's truth.

It's the knowledge of these rights that is the first step. 
An interviewer asked people on the street, "Do you know your human rights?"
Most were hard-pressed to think of even three. I myself thought, "Freedom of speech?"
But there are 30 and they all ring true.

These rights need to be taught in schools so we won't be able to forget again.
It's a code of decency that will be upheld in a world of peace where everyone is born with the dignity of a life's worth.
As a child, I trick or treated for UNICEF. Later, I went on the world tour for UN including countries still behind the Iron Curtain.
I was awarded Ambassador of Peace to South Korea and while these are great honors and symbols of goals to achieve, the concept of Human Rights, although still in the realms of dream, at some point perhaps, a little after soon, will become a reality.

Love 

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Eleanor Roosevelt Speech Human Rights

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An abbreviated version of the article from the Declaration of Human Rights
http://youthforhumanrights.org
 

 

Eleanor Roosevelt addresses the United Nations
on the ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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After Peace Day Concert Roy Futureman Wooten, me and Beau Jarred

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Upcoming shows

 

TEXAS                         

Nov 9    Dosey Doe                                                 The Woodlands, TX                 
Nov 20  Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse                      Dallas, TX                                          
Nov 21  Winnsboro Center for the Arts                  Winnsboro, TX. 

If you are coming to a show, please read this, from Melanie

 

There's a chance peace will come, in your life please buy one
There's a chance peace will come, in your life please buy one
For sometimes when I am feeling as big as the land
With the velvet hill in the small of my back
And my hands are playing the sand
And my feet are swimming in all of the waters
All of the rivers are givers to the ocean
According to plan, according to man
Well sometimes when I am feeling so grand
And I become the world
And the world becomes a man
And my song becomes a part of the river
I cry out to keep me just the way I am
According to plan, according to man
According to plan, according to man
According to plan, according to man
According to plan, according to man
According to plan
Oh There's a chance peace will come, in your life please buy one
Oh There's a chance peace will come, in my life please buy one
For sometimes when we have reached the end
With the velvet hill in the small of the back
And our hands are clutching the sand
Will our blood become a part of the river
All of the rivers are givers to the ocean
According to plan, according to man
There's a chance peace will come, in your life please buy one
There's a chance peace will come, in your life please buy one
There's a chance peace will come, in your life please buy one
There's a chance peace will come, in your life please buy one
There's a chance peace will come, in your life please buy one
For sometimes when we have reached the end
With the velvet hill in the small of the back
And our hands are clutching the sand
There's a chance peace will come, in your life please buy one
There's a chance peace will come, in your life please buy one
(repeat and fade)

 

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MELANIE MONDAY
Q & A with Melanie



David Blatt How do you come to terms with the fact that I, and thousands of others, actually love you. From the very first moment I heard you vocal on "In The Hour" track 1. side 1 of your first album you captured my heart. It's irrational, it's unconditional. How do you come to terms with the love from people like me?

Melanie: Thank you for letting me and my song capture you.
Can we play that game again?
as far as dealing with...
I share the love.

Sean Crumlish What do you think of the music industry now as compared to the 60's and 70'? Business and quality of recording. I went to a Steve Stills concert a few months ago and he had plenty to say about it.

Melanie: I have plenty to say about the music industry but there's so much more to say about so many other things. At least right now.

Penelope Mutschler If you could go back in time for just one day and make a change ..to you, a friend or a moment in history.. What, when, who , why

Melanie: That's a book, I'm afraid I don't have time to write. However: The Cyrus Cylinder,  The Magna CartaThe Declaration of IndependenceThe Declaration of Human Rights. I would if I could change the course of events that sabotaged mankind’s freedom, clandestine meetings, anything that derailed the inherent rights of all human beings.

Bianca Barich What is your advice for people who build and climb mountains that are not there? Someday I'll be a farmer always cheers me up, thank you

Melanie: People who climb mountains that are not there... You gotta love 'em ;-)

Linda Snyder Do you have any pets? If so, what are you, a dog or cat person? Do you travel with any pet? Thank you in advance xo

Melanie: I have three cats who think I'm useless. My dog died.
I am a cat and a dog person but right now I'm behaving as a cat person

Doug Durbin And what does it mean 'I got a Brand New Pair of Roller Skates You Got a Brand New Key'? That's always driven me nuts! I love the song but what does it mean?

Melanie: I suppose it means I've got half of the whole.

Bonita Wenman This might sound kind of silly, but every time I listen to 'Brand New Key' I can't help but wonder, do you have a driver's license? - "For somebody who don't drive, I been all around the world." 

Melanie: I do have a license in other words I'm on armed  but not dangerous.

William Gechoff A lot of your songs deal with dejavu and past lives... Have you had any such experiences??

Melanie: Yes. A good number of experiences ~but more importantly, I have a knowingness.

Dee Sargent I saw you twice, once in Rockport, mas and just last Friday. And I got my pic taken with you and that was the highlight of my life! I thank you so much for being so nice! Your such a nice down to earth person! My question is, how do you feel about being so close to your fans without bodyguards?

Melanie: I have angels.

Is there any chance that you might come to Asheville, NC, UK, Scotland, Los Angeles, San Fransisco, Kent, Ohio,  Belgium, Paris, Sweden, Germany, Australia, Minnesota, Seattle, Vancouver, Montreal, Ireland

Melanie: It isn't a lack of willingness
I assure you
There isn't one place mentioned where I  wouldn't love to go!

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