Leslie Caguana, class of 2023, expressed how human rights are important because they protect our liberties as humans. If we didn’t protect these liberties, the world would feel like a jail and humans would have no control over their own lives, she said.
“Everyone deserves to be happy and is entitled to the pursuit of happiness,” Leslie said. Additionally, she talked about how there are many parts of the world where people are restricted in their rights.
Leslie said the freedom of movement is important to her since her parents fled their home country to come to America to be able to provide a better future for her and her family. Another right she feels is important is freedom of speech
“Having the right to be free and speak your mind is important because, without that, there would be no representation for people,” Leslie said.