Homeless Memorial Day Vigil Held in Concord on the Longest Night of the Year
At a vigil held on State House Plaza in Concord, in the shadow of a giant Christmas tree, thirty-eight people held candles and sang in remembrance of thirteen homeless and formerly homeless people who died in New Hampshire 2010. Other Homeless Memorial Day vigils took place in Keene, Lebanon, Laconia, Conway, Claremont, Manchester, and Nashua.
In 1944, Franklin Roosevelt pushed for the adoption of a "second Bill of Rights," for all to be free from fear and free from want. This included the right to a decent home. In 1948, the United States signed on to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which recognizes housing as a human right. Article 25 specifies, “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services.” AFSC is part of the D.C.
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more
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AFSC has offices around the world. To see a complete list see the Where We Work page.