Mass. students' Amnesty International chapter focuses on world issues

12/13/2013 | Patriot Ledger (Quincy, Mass.), The

A group of 20 students in a Massachusetts high school's chapter of Amnesty International recently hosted an event for fellow students in the school library to mark National Human Rights Week. The students guided their peers through stations about issues including genocide in Darfur, wrote letters to Congress about a deadly drone strike in Pakistan, tweeted about human rights and honored the late Nelson Mandela. "This is a voluntary club, so I'm impressed with the students and the turnout," said history teacher and Amnesty International supervisor Bill McNeil. "This makes our curriculum real. We're not just learning about issues -- we're taking action."

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