Amnesty write-a-thon returns

International Human Rights Day, Monday, Dec. 10, will be observed at Okanagan College.

Amnesty International Kelowna will hold its annual Write for Rights write-a-thon on International Human Rights Day (Monday, Dec. 10), from 7 to 9 p.m., in the student services building at Okanagan College.

Human Rights Day marks the anniversary of the proclamation by the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

Every year thousands of people take part in this global event to demand that the rights of individuals are upheld.

People sign letters to governments around the world asking for the release of prisoners of conscience or for protection of communities suffering human rights abuses or human rights defenders who are at risk. Last year marked the first time more than one million letters were sent out around the world, including 32,000 from Canada, of which more than 400 were sent from Kelowna.

For more information on how to participate in the write-a-thon, call 250-769-4740.

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