The New Order National Human Rights Organization (NONHRO) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization led by a unique and diverse group of courageous, hardworking and talented people. Our administration, board members and advisors have distinct roles but work toward the same goal: to advance the mission of NONHRO. Every person affiliated with the organization brings with them a commitment to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment.
NONHRO exist to monitor unjust activity, investigate misconduct complaints, work to change policies, lobby for legislative changes, encourage independent citizen review boards nationally and advocate for citizens. New Order's involvement in human rights began in 1992 in Toledo, Ohio on June 24, 1992, with Mr. Gerald Rose, Founder and President forming a black unity group called the Council of New Order at a rally in the Mott Branch of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Toledo, Ohio. What started with 6 members over time has built a strong unit nationwide.
Originally planned as a workshop to help solve urban violence the unity group grew into what is known today as The New Order National Human Rights Organization. Mr. Rose is the proud son of Reverend Floyd Rose of Valdosta, Georgia, a former civil and human rights activist in Toledo, Ohio.
"Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral question of our time-the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to violence and oppression." "One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws..... One who breaks an unjust law must do so openly, and lovingly and with a willingness to accept the penalty."
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