Letter-writing campaign supports human rights

Human rights supporters across Canada are ready to mark the United Nations’s Human Rights Day, Dec. 10.

Human rights supporters across Canada are ready to mark the United Nations’s Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, by taking part in worldwide Write for Rights events.

Occupy Nanaimo is inviting the community to join Amnesty International’s Write for Rights event upstairs at the Vancouver Island Regional Library, harbourfront branch, from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Write for Rights Day uses the power of letter writing to help bring about the release of people who have been wrongfully detained, and to influence world leaders to protect people whose human rights have been denied.

Last year more than 500,000 letters were written, resulting in a number of success stories.

Participants are provided with information on cases, tips on letter writing, addresses to write to, and are then asked to write from the heart. They are asked to bring stationary, stamps and pens.

For more information, or to donate writing material for those who can’t afford them, please call Jenn at 250-802-6741, or e-mail eventsoccupynanaimo@gmail.com.