GLENDALE -- Lynsey Bartilson, 18, is hoping a new book on human rights
will help youth learn from the mistakes of the past.
Bartilson, a Glendale resident and star of the teen Fox series,
“Grounded For Life,” is helping promote a book called “What Are Human
Rights?”, a small pamphlet designed for youth that educates readers on
the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The book -- released March 25 -- is a project of Youth for Human
Rights International, a nonprofit organization that promotes tolerance
and peace among youth worldwide. The book is in support of the United
Nations Decade for Human Rights Education.
Youth for Human Rights International is a project of the International
Foundation for Human Rights & Tolerance, which is a nonprofit
organization established in 1997 by members of the Church of Scientology.
Bartilson is also a Scientologist.
“I was raised with an extreme sense of tolerance growing up, and I
wanted to help teach kids how to protect themselves,” Bartilson said.
“The book will be an educational tool and hopefully will help remove
ignorance about human rights.”
“What Are Human Rights” can be obtained by calling (323) 663-6915 or
by writing Youth for Human Rights International, P.O. Box 27306, Los
Angeles, CA 90027.
For more information, visit www.youthforhumanrights.org.