July 1, 2022
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From Amnesty International: Do You Have Five Minutes to Save a Life?

Write For Rights is Amnesty International’s largest annual letter writing campaign. People like you around the world write letters on behalf of individuals who need urgent help, like Zhang Zhan who is in a Chinese prison for reporting on COVID-19. Through the power of collective grassroots action, your letters will help convince government officials to free Zhang, and to free the other individuals unjustly imprisoned, and to seek justice for past human rights abuses. Write4Rights 2021 has researched and targeted 10 such cases:

https://write.amnestyusa.org/#cases

Do you have five minutes to copy a letter that can save a life? Short letters available for copying are available in the library for the month of December. Sample letters are also available here:


Copy a shortened letter, place it in the corresponding envelope and take a pin as a token of HC Amnesty International’s appreciation for your efforts. How do we know a simple letter works? See here:

https://write.amnestyusa.org/good-news/

Case summaries and opportunity to Raise Your Voice for Human Rights online: https://write.amnestyusa.org/#cases

Videos about all of the 2021 cases can be found here:

Students and staff are encouraged to MAKE A DIFFERENCE during this month by USING THEIR FREEDOM TO HELP OTHERS GAIN THEIRS. Thank you!