Red Hand Day - Weltweite Aktivitäten

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Davidson Early College Red Hand Day

Red Hand Day sponsored by Davidson Early College AIUSA


On February 2, 2009 students from the Davidson Early College Amnesty International organization held a Red Hand Day at the club rush for Davidson County Community College. Red Hand Day is an international day of protest to collect red hands and signatures to urge the United Nations and its constituent members to enforce legislation prohibiting the use of child soldiers. Students prepared a bulletin board and assembled materials to make the day a significant event. Flyers were posted all around campus. Press releases were sent out through the community college and through Davidson County Schools. On the day of the event, students set up a table in the courtyard of Davidson County Community College and collected red hands and signatures and informed people about the issue of child soldiers. Fifty-five red hands and signatures were collected to be sent to Human Rights Watch in New York and then to be given to the United Nations on February 12th -- the international Red Hand Day. In the student lounge, a copy of Invisible Children -- a film about child soldiers and dislocated youth in Uganda -- was shown. Representatives from both of the local newspapers attended the event and interviewed students as well as one of the television stations from Winston Salem. It was a very worthwhile endeavor for all involved.

Davidson Early College Amnesty International
Lexington, NC, United States
Datum der Aktion: 01/02/2009
Anzahl gesammelter Hände: 55