The third annual 5K Run for Human Rights is taking place on April 13, 2013, and was chosen to observe the International Day for the Right to Truth.
This day was established by the United Nations to honor the memory of the victims of gross and systematic human rights violations, and to promote the importance of the right to truth and justice. We hope that you will join us in our 5K run and help us in our pursuit of justice for the victims of human rights abuses, one life at a time in North Texas.
Jacqueline Vega, the Volunteer Coordinator at HRI, is the race coordinator.
Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides free legal assistance to refugees and immigrants in the North Texas area who are the victims of human rights abuses. It was founded in 1999 by attorney Elizabeth “Betsy” Healy and social worker Serena Simmons Connelly.
HRI assists clients through two main programs: the Asylum program and the Women and Children’s program.
The Asylum program assists refugees who have fled to the United States because of past persecution, or the fear of persecution based on one of the five protected grounds (race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group).
The Women and Children’s program assists immigrant women and children who are the victims of violence and/or abuse and neglect.
The majority of our legal cases are handled by an extensive network of volunteer attorneys. We could not do the work that we do without the support of our dedicated volunteers, legal and non-legal.
* Our 5K logo was generously designed and donated by RafiQ Salleh.