The Gentlemen’s Course is for Ladies too – A Lesson in Etiquette and Human Rights Go Hand-in-Hand

Thursday, 31. May 2018 18:59

TAMPA, Fla., May 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Saturday the 26th of May, Mr. Christopher King, grandson of late B.B. King and founder of the Gentlemen’s Course, brought lessons in etiquette and the materials of United for Human Rights to 17 young ladies at King’s Forrest Recreational Center in Tampa.  United for Human Rights (UHR) is sponsored by the Church of Scientology which opened a Florida center headquarters for UHR in downtown Clearwater in 2015. Mr. King’s Gentlemen’s Course is also taught at the UHR Florida headquarters.

As the grandson of a Blues Legend, Mr. King had a hard act to follow.  But as Mr. King said, “It wasn’t music that I learned from my grandfather, it was his love of helping others.”  Mr. King imbued that love in the Gentlemen’s Course as a way to instill humanitarian values in the young and protect them from the all-too prevalent human trafficking in our current society. Mr. King has delivered his co-ed program, educating over 1,300 youth since he started in 2015 on manners, appearance and human rights. 

In his one-hour seminar on the 26th of May, Mr. King taught the young girls why it is important to not “post a picture on Instagram that could open up luring you into the trafficker’s lair.”  At the same time, Mr. King shared what qualities to look for in a man, not to settle for less, and men will “treat you with respect.”

He then used the materials from UHR (and its affiliate Youth for Human Rights – YHR) which cover the 30 articles of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  The Church of Scientology makes these materials available at no cost to millions around the world.

United for Human Rights and Youth for Human Rights

Youth for Human Rights, founded in 2001 by Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, is a non-profit, non-religious, educational program dedicated to teaching youth their human rights, specifically the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, to inspire them to become advocates for peace and tolerance.  The United for Human Rights Center in downtown, Clearwater is the headquarters for all of Florida to receive requests. UHR and YHR are inspired by the words of L. Ron Hubbard, “Human Rights must be made a fact not an idealistic dream.”  To learn more, visit @UHRFlorida.

Cristian Vargas

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