The Speak Truth to Power Education Packet introduces heroes and issues of worldwide human rights to school and college students, and encourages students and educators to play an active role in advancing the causes of human rights. It contains profiles of human rights defenders, including Kailash Satyarthi, Fauziya Kassindja, Van Jones, Patria Jiminez, Juliana Dogbadzi, Wangari Maathai, Sister Helen Prejean, and Ka Hsaw Wa, taken from the book Speak Truth to Power; a history and timeline of human rights; glossaries; text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; questions for class discussion; resource information for further human rights education and activism; and the full text of the play Speak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark, by award-winning Chilean playwright Ariel Dorfman, along with staging instructions by the author, for production in schools and community groups.
Sponsored by Amnesty International, the Speak Truth to Power Education and Advocacy Packet is available free of charge to schools through Amnesty International through 2001, $10 each thereafter.
To order copies contact Karen Robinson at Amnesty International New York:
The PBS Documentary Video of Speak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark is available at 1-800-344-3337 or http://shop.pbs.org/teachers.