September 26, 2011

Video contest encourages students to Speak Truth to Power

Source: NYSUT Social Justice and Labor Center

SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER is a book, a curriculum, a project, and a global initiative to educate and empower young people to fight against human rights injustices.

Now, Speak Truth to Power will enter the video documentary world with a contest challenging middle and high school students in New York to create a film based on the experience of courageous human rights defenders around the world.

The contest invites students to create a 3-6 minute video about a human rights violation and the defender(s) fighting to stop it. The project is aimed at demonstrating the capacity of each individual to create change.

This contest is sponsored by the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. 

For more information, visit www.speaktruthvideo.com.