On December 10 at noon, UU Racial Justice Group is sponsoring an Amnesty International Write for Rights letter writing event. Soup and bread will be provided. Addresses and information sheets will be available. All ages are welcome, even little ones can draw pictures.
Sometimes a letter can change someone’s life. That’s the premise of Write for Rights, Amnesty’s global letter writing campaign. They’ve been doing it for 15 years and today, it’s the world’s biggest human rights event.
Every December, supporters across the globe will write millions of letters for those whose basic human rights are being attacked. They are people like you, continuing a long tradition of writing letters
to right some of the world’s biggest wrongs.
People in more than 200 countries and territories take part in all kinds of letter writing events. They write millions of letters, emails, tweets and petitions.
- Showing solidarity with people who’ve been tortured, denied refuge and locked up for speaking out.
- Putting pressure on governments, leaders and decision-makers.
- Showing love and support for the people and their families.
And they help make change happen – releasing activists, convicting torturers and changing abusive laws.