Every year around International Human Rights Day on December 10th, hundreds of thousands of people around the world send a letter or an e-mail on behalf of someone they’ve never met.
This year, all 10 global cases will focus on young people under the age of 25 who are a leading force for change.
Justice for Grassy Narrows
This year, Amnesty International is highlighting a case right here in Canada, of youth from Asubpeeschoseewagong (“Grassy Narrows First Nation”) who are fighting for justice in the face of 50 years of mercury poisoning in their community.
Because of government inaction, generations of young Indigenous people have grown up with devastating health problems and the loss of their cultural traditions. It’s time for the government to keep its promise to deal with the mercury crisis “once and for all” so that young people can grow up in a healthy and thriving community.
Get to know some of the youth from Grassy Narrows and hear what makes their community special to them.
Learn more at www.writeathon.ca/grassynarrows.
LETTER WRITING WORKS!
We believe that words are powerful. That’s why we run Write for Rights every year. We spoke with some writers and storytellers in Toronto about the biggest annual human rights event in the world. We can’t wait for you to join us. #W4R19