February Issue
January 23, 2015

Student contest highlights importance of human rights

Source: NYSUT United
New York State grades k-5 PSA video contest

NYSUT and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights are building awareness about the importance of human rights worldwide with a video competition for elementary students.

The contest, open to K-5 students in New York state, challenges participants to create a 60- to 90-second public service announcement centered on one of the 30 articles that comprise the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The goal is to get students to think creatively and to teach others about the issues.

Twenty winning classrooms will receive $100 in supplies, $75 toward a classroom celebration, and a copy of the book Speak Truth To Power by Kerry Kennedy.

For more information, or to upload video submissions, visit www.everyonehasrights.com. Entries must be submitted by May 1.