Every year on or near Human Rights Day, Amnesty Okanagan community members come together to write letters on behalf of prisoners of conscience from all over the world. We welcome all seasoned and new letter writers in the Okanagan (and beyond!) to write with us at our ‘Write for Rights’ event! This year one of our events will be online and one event in person.
We will write letters in support of the 10 people and communities identified by Amnesty International for 2021. The main goal is to use the power of letter-writing to influence world leaders to protect individuals or communities whose human rights have been denied. We will also write support letters and emails of support for the identified individuals. If you are on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook there are also opportunities to tweet or post support on those platforms.
Pre-registration on Eventbrite will help us plan and to provide you with this year’s cases and sample letters. You can register here. Once you register, you will receive the Zoom link for the meeting. Please email us with any questions you might have at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to you joining us to help bring international attention and solidarity to these cases. We know that together we can make a real difference in people’s lives.
Details for our in person event on December 9th in Kelowna:
Thursday, December 9 – 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Room E-309 Okanagan College (1000 K.L.O Road, Kelowna)
Amnesty Okanagan welcomes all seasoned and new letter writers in Kelowna and West Kelowna to join us at our annual letter writing event! This is a drop-in event, so plan to join us for whatever time works in your schedule. Participants will be required to wear masks, show proof of vaccination and leave contact tracing information.
Pre-registration on Eventbrite is encouraged as it will help us plan and also provide you with a preview of the cases and sample letters. Click on this link to register.
We encourage you to invite others to join you. Hope to see you on the 9th at the College.