During a recent assembly at London District Christian Secondary School (LDCSS) the grade 10 Civics and Citizenship class put a powerful spotlight on ‘Write For Rights’, a campaign organized by Amnesty International that presses governments to respond to a human rights concern on selected high-priority cases. The campaign also aims to offer prisoners or people experiencing human rights violations with a sense of hope and solidarity.
Students at LDCSS learned about four specific cases of people around the world suffering injustice, including a man who has been in prison for 18 years for being a journalist, a woman in Mexico who was tortured by the army, residents in Nigeria (Badia East) who were forcefully evicted from their homes and a community living on Palestinian land, whose lives were rocked by an intrusion of Israeli settlers. After the assembly students gathered in their homerooms to write letters advocating for the rights and the freedom of these people.
Earlier this year Woodland Christian High School also participated in Write for Rights. Interested in joining the effort? Click here to learn more about this initiative.