Service Learning - Form a Human Rights Commission in your town

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Grade Levels
5th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
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A tool box of strategies to help you establish a Human Rights Commission in your town. Step by step customizable plan. Perfect for high school students, particularly those involved in a social justice club or National Honor Society. Help your students fight systemic discrimination and leave a positive legacy in their hometown that promotes equality and opportunity. Good experiences for job and college applications and resumes as well as civics and local government.

Gather your people

  • Get organized
  • Who are your community leaders?
  • Contact your local political parties
  • Worksheet to craft your mission statement and have solid answers ready when people ask

Ask for what you want

  • Research your local leadership
  • Introduction letter or email to your local officials
  • What to say if/when you meet with them
  • How to follow up

Social Media Campaigning

  • Effective posts you can copy and paste
  • Tips to make your posts relevant to people

Letters to the Editor

  • Letters you can use to strengthen your case for a Human Rights Commission in your own town.
  • How to get the most amount of attention with your letters.
  • Who should write them and how often.

Community Petition

  • Paper versus electronic?
  • Door to door strategies
  • A clipboard, a table, and a sign

Public Relations

  • Get press coverage
  • Share celebrations big and small
  • Give credit where credit is due

Field Notes

  • More resources
Total Pages
14 pages
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