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Shorecrest Human Rights Club’s Letter Writing Workshop

by Sofiya Idiyatullina '23, Co-President of Shorecrest Human Rights Club
The Shorecrest Upper School Human Rights Club recently hosted a letter-writing workshop. The club’s faculty sponsor, Ms. Elouej, facilitated the workshop with a focus on writing letters to government and other officials around the world in order to appeal human rights violations, including death threats, disappearances, inadequate medical treatment, the death penalty, arbitrary arrest, and torture.

Service hours may be earned for full participation in the workshop and for future letter writing sessions sponsored by the Shorecrest HRC. All Upper School students were welcome to attend and are welcome to attend any future sessions—with virtual options available out of concern for health and safety.

Many attendees completed an appeal letter during this workshop. Club member Ainsley Burke ‘23 wrote a letter on behalf of female activist Sultana Khaya, who was put on house arrest in Morocco. Of her experience participating in the workshop, Burke said, “It was very eye-opening to see hardships faced by people trying to make change.” 

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