Write for rights: Join Amnesty International’s Global Write-a-thon

5 Dec

I'm writing for Nobel Laureate and prisoner of conscience Aung San Suu Kyi

Warning: It’s about to get political up in here. Though this is part of my series on Holidays in 2009, this is neither festive nor fun. But, believe me, everybody is definitely invited to be an advocate for human rights.

December 5th marks the start of Amnesty International’s Global Write-a-thon, an event to mark International Human Rights Day (December 10th). Participants write letters of support for human rights defenders, prisoners of conscience, and other victims of human rights violations. It’s the largest event of its kind; tens of thousands of people from 30 different countries will write letters. Visit amnestyusa.org for a list of cases you may be interested in writing about.


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