Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel
Inspiring in everyone a passion to excel

Wheaton North High School

701 West Thomas Road, Wheaton, IL 60187

P: 630.784.7300 F: 630.682.2158

WNHS Amnesty International

Teacher sponsors: Mrs. Wielgolewski & Mrs. Gosling

Meets every other Monday Morning at 6:50 in room 906



About Amnesty International

 

-Amnesty international is a not-for-profit global organization, consisting of over 3 million supporters, members and activists

-It works in over 150 countries and territories to defend human rights and social justice, with offices in 80 different countries

-They campaign against infringements of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards

-Amnesty International does not work under any government, political ideological, economic interest or religious pretenses

-Started in 1960 after Peter Benenson’s article “The forgotten Prisoners” which led to the campaign “Appeal for Amnesty 1961’

 

Campaigns

-To defend the freedom of expression

-To protect women’s rights

-To abolish the death penalty

-To demand justice for crimes against humanity

-To demand corporate accountability when companies have abused people’s rights

 What we do at Wheaton North?

 -Write for Rights (sending letters to politicians and victims of crime)

-Fundraising nights

-Movie nights

-Join peace demonstrations in Chicago

-Peace garden in the courtyard

-Attend speeches and informational meetings

-Volunteer in the community

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