Students organize human rights day
Published: Monday, May 28, 2012
Updated: Monday, May 28, 2012 21:05
CSM hos ted their Fir s t BiAnnual Human Rights Day at the College Center May 15.
English Professor Tim Maxwell, Alpha Gamma Sigma Human Rights Committee and students of Tim Maxwell’s English 100 class were producers of the event. They used creative methods to communicate the need for action on violations of the universal declaration of human Rights.
“It is like a small exercise as it provides CSM students with the insight on a small manifestation and how they can make a larger one,” says Gerald Nash, Coordinator Administrator of Human Rights Day.Students from Maxwell’s English 100 class volunteered and provided workshops with information regarding human trafficking, child marriage, corporate abuses of labor and invasions of privacy.
“This event will bring awareness to our campus regarding human rights and violations that is being taking place locally,” said Spencer Ho, leader of Human Rights in Tibet.
“The good thing that comes out of this event is that it opens people mind to the world outside to the real world,” said Derek Plemons, leader of Peace and Conflict Studies. “If gives a good impact to someone then our mission is complete.”“It’s a great way to expose to CSM students the reality as it’s a great stepping stone for more students to become aware,” said Justin Kyong