Write for Rights

November 16, 2010

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day, Teaching International will sponsor a Write-a-Thon in the J. Clarence Kelly Library. Penn State Greater Allegheny will become a part of the world’s biggest letter-writing event, with participants in more than 50 countries writing to help prisoners of conscience, human rights defenders under threat, and vulnerable communities facing ongoing abuse of their human rights. All campus students, faculty, staff and members of the public are welcome. Materials, information and refreshments will be provided.

This event supports the Teaching International Program's focus on Human Rights. Teaching International provides comparative study to advance a greater understanding of globalization processes and their impact on the lives of people around the world, including our own region.

Human Rights Day was started by the United Nations in 1950 to mark the passage of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on this day in 1948.

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Last Updated November 17, 2010