Show Your Solidarity

Solidarity is an essential part of Write for Rights. 

For every case, there are two types of messages you can write – one to the person in authority and one to the person we are fighting for, or their family, so they know we will never forget them. 

The addresses for solidarity letters are listed on each case sheet. 

Free Bernardo Caal Xol

Bernardo’s family have requested photo messages of solidarity that can be shared with him and on social media to show that he, and the threatened Maya Q’eqchi’ communities he represents, are not alone as they struggle to protect the life-giving water of the Cahabón River. 


  1. Create a handwritten sign with one of the following messages written in large letters in either English, Spanish or both.
  • FREE Bernardo LIBRE
  • From Canada I’m calling for Freedom for Bernardo / Desde Canadá exigo #LibertadParaBernardo
  • Bernardo, you are not alone! ¡Bernardo, no está solo!
  • Q’eqchi’ rights are human rights. Free Bernardo Caal Xol / Respeta los DDHH de los Q’eqchi’. Libertad para Bernardo
  • Water = Life! Free Bernardo Caal Xol / ¡Agua = Vida! Libertad para Bernardo
  • Solidarity from Canada. Free Bernardo Caal Xol / Solidaridad desde Canadá. Libertad para Bernardo
  • From Canada, I support Q’eqchi defender Bernardo Caal Xol / Desde Canadá, apoyo al defensor Bernardo Caal Xol. ¡Bernardo Libre!
  1. If you like, decorate your sign to make it unique.
  1. Take a photo holding your sign beside water or trees that you care about. Make sure your message can be read.
  1. Send your photos to We will share them with Bernardo’s family and post them on social media to show all the support from Canada.