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Some words of encouragement

Some words of encouragement
For those activists taking part in this course, a modest suggestion is when this is done, when this lesson is done, or when the course is done, find a way to engage in practical action. Join your local Amnesty group. Go online and do some Amnesty actions, and see not only how much you learn, and how much difference you can make, but also how much you, yourselves, gradually or even quickly become empowered and realize what you can do. - Educate yourself about what human rights are, and it’s really important to educate yourself about what human rights are, so that you can educate the next generation. I’m really– And I’m not saying that because I think that this generation’s a lost cause.
(laughing) I think there’s a lot we need to do in terms of changing hearts and minds of people around us, and that comes through conversation.
So, actually, two things: Call to action is talk to the people around you who aren’t sold on human rights, and actually talk to them about what human rights truly are, and also just educate the next generation and ensure that, you know, we’re cultivating or creating a generation that respects human rights, both theirs and other people’s. - Thank you for enrolling yourself to the course. First I just want to thank them, and they actually made the right decision. If they know about human rights, I believe they will learn more about human rights. Like this is a tiny bit of my background, what I do.
As soon as they start, they drop themselves into the journey, they will actually discover a lot of things. There is always a starting point in life. That’s what they need to know. There is always a starting point, so accessing that course of Universal Declaration with Amnesty International, that’s the starting point, and it can move slowly, and we never know, one day we can have you here in the International Secretary. We never know where this course can bring you, and this course is an open door. Like you see more clarity about human rights. No one can tell you, but you can live it yourself what human rights actually means to you.
So, I will actually encourage you to read more, to do research on the side, and come back with your questions. I believe you will enjoy your course, that’s all I can say. That’s my message to all of you out there.
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