Amnesty International continues to raise genocide awareness
The Amnesty International Club will continue their goal raising genocide awareness with their annual dress down day fundraiser “Prevent Genocide Day” on March 6.
“Amnesty International is an international group that acts as a means of overseeing acts of injustices in the world,” English teacher and club moderator Deborah Stathes said.
The Amnesty International Club focuses their time educating students about the dangers of genocide.
According to Stathes, the fundraiser is a dress down day where students can purchase $10 t-shirts that sport the phrase “Prevent Genocide” on the back. Shirts are being sold and will be sold up until March 6 in the school store or in room 123.
If students choose to participate in the fundraiser, they must wear their purchased Prevent Genocide t-shirt and pants that are in keeping with the dress code for dress down days.
“The group here is focusing on genocide and trying to create awareness in the school. They want to educate people to prevent genocide, about what conditions could exist that would allow one group of people to dehumanize another group of people to the point where genocide could occur,” Stathes said.
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