WRITE FOR RIGHTS / GREETINGS CARD CAMPAIGN
In November and December every year, Manchester Amnesty takes part in the Write for Rights campaign. This involves sending greetings cards and messages of support to human rights defenders, prisoners of conscience and families of individuals who are suffering human rights abuses throughout the world. It's very easy to do and yet it can mean all the difference to the individuals who receive the cards. Please support us this year by coming along to one of the events below:
1. Sunday 24th November (this Sunday!) at People's History Museum, Manchester.
We will have a stall near the cafe between 1-3pm. If you would like to help at this stall please let Hazel know (by email) as soon as possible.
2. Sunday 8th December at Unicorn Grocery, Chorlton.
We will have a stall outside the shop and will be helping customers to write cards. We need some more helpers for this stall so please let me know if you can spare an hour between 12.00-4.00pm. The more people we have for this stall the better as it can get cold and so short shifts are preferable!
3. Wednesday 11th December at our next monthly group meeting.
We will be spending most of the meeting making and writing cards...and maybe eating some festive goodies while we write! Please feel free to bring any materials, coloured pens etc. if you would like to make cards, otherwise we will also have some shop-bought cards as well.
4. Saturday 14th December at Birch Community Centre, Fallowfield.
One of our members has negotiated a stall for us at the Birch Christmas Fair (2-4pm). We have enough volunteers for this stall but you would be welcome to come along and write some cards.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch with Hazel ( firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions about this campaign or would like to volunteer on one of the stalls. We hope everyone can make some time to come along to one of the events. Alternatively, please feel free to send your own cards or organise your own events at work/church/school etc. You can get all the information and resources you need from the Amnesty website.
Use your freedom of expression to stand up for the freedom of others!