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Right for Writes collects letters from Nelson

Gary Barrett and Judy O
Gary Barrett and Judy O'Leary brought the Amnesty International letter writing campaign 'Write for Rights' to Oso Negro Sunday.
— image credit: Sam Van Schie photo

Gary Barrett and Judy O'Leary brought the Amnesty International letter writing campaign "Write for Rights" to Oso Negro Sunday. The pair offered supplies and directions for residents to write letters to world leaders about human rights injustices that are occurring in their countries.

Between that event, and others held at the Nelson Library and L.V. Rogers high school, volunteers expect to collect around 200 letters addressed to five different world leaders. One of the people letter writers wrote to was Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who they say needs to collaborate with Indigenous women’s organizations to develop and adopt a plan to stop violence against Indigenous women.

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