Join the write for rights campaign

On Saturday at the public library and Sunday at Oso.....

Every year around Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day, people in more than 140 countries come together to write letters calling for the protection and promotion of human rights. Last year in Canada, participants contributed more than 35,000 letters to the worldwide total of 3.2 million. Did they work? Yes.

“I can never give enough thanks,” said Jerryme Corre of the Philippines. “These [letters] give me strength. It also gives courage to my wife. We are not alone in this fight. Many people also seek justice for us.”

Corre’s case was featured in the 2014 Write for Rights campaign, which influenced his case of horrendous torture by police finally being brought to court. Millions of handwritten letters from around the world can change a life.

In all cases, the messages of solidarity infused the vulnerable with stamina and courage.

All information is provided, including case histories, sample letters, pens and paper. The event takes place at the Nelson Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 12 and Oso Negro Café on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Just Posted

B.C. freestyle skier wins gold

Cassie Sharpe of Comox shines in the halfpipe

Winlaw man dead after collision near Slocan Park

Nelson RCMP are asking for witnesses after Sunday incident

Tailings site near Salmo could be remediated

The tailings came from the historic Jersey-Emerald mine

Greyhound service cuts decision expected next week

Nelson could see its bus service reduced on Wednesday

Nelson to review city council pay levels

The results would apply to the next council following the municipal election this fall

South Nelson sings ‘Wheat Kings’

Grade 4 and 5 students performed at Nelson city council

Let the playoffs begin! Nelson Leafs host Grand Forks in Game 1 on Friday

The Leafs finished the season with the third best record in the KIJHL

COLUMN: What’s up with the low grad rates?

SD8 numbers are far below the provincial average

SKI TIPS: Sequence is everything in skiing

Whitewater Ski Team coach Dylan Henderson on the importance of movement sequence

Nelson speedskater wins two races

Ian Walgren was on the podium at a Special Olympics event

Nelson Nordic Ski Club hosts two races

The Clearwater Challenge and Kootenay Cup both ran last weekend

Five gold medals at provincials for Nelson Boxing Club

Local fighters put on a clinic last weekend

COLUMN: Benning stands firm on Gudbranson, will keep him with Canucks until 2021

Canucks opt to not trade the 26-year-old defenseman, but sign him to multi-year deal

Students head to Florida capital to press for gun law change

Young protestors are joining a grassroots movement against gun violence in the wake of last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida

Most Read