Human Rights in National Security

Human Rights in National Security

Amnesty International USA is excited to announce the release of a new toolkit for students and educators on human rights in national security.  This FREE toolkit is intended to raise awareness among students ages 16-20 of the intersection of human rights and national security. Additionally, it is intended to increase participation among high school and college students in activism and advocacy around torture, surveillance, anti-Muslim hate, indefinite detention, and other common human rights violations associated with post-9/11 U.S. national security policy.

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Build Schools, Not Walls

Thousands of people are planning to take action on May 1st to show communities united against hate and bias and ready to stand up to ensure there are resources and opportunities for all students. Join the efforts and stand in solidarity to make sure that schools are welcoming and supportive of immigrant students and their families.

“In this political climate we see increased absenteeism and anxiety in our immigrant students. There is an out and out fear of what may happen to them. It breaks your heart to see students and parents have difficulties separating in the morning. As you can imagine, students who have to remember to carry the names of adults they should contact if their parents are caught in an ICE raid have difficulty remembering classroom lessons,” explained Trish Gorman, President of the Oakland Education Association (OEA)

TAKE ACTION › Sign the May 1 pledge and tell lawmakers to Build Schools Not Walls. CLICK HERE ›

By Kate Snyder

Source: Educators, students and community leaders rally to Build Schools, Not Walls on May 1