Bede Sheppard Visits Carson, Pali, SAMO, New Roads and STF leaders

Photos by Patricia Williams

October 9, 2013: Bede Sheppard, Deputy Director of HRW’s Children’s Rights Division, met with students at Carson HS, Palisades Charter HS, Santa Monica HS and New Roads School to discuss the consequences of armies and rebel groups taking over schools in 24 countries around the world.  Late in the day, in a special session at HRW offices, Bede worked with STF leaders from 11 high schools to develop strategies for local and international activism to promote this year’s End Military Use of Schools (EMUS) Campaign.  After meetings with STF, Bede traveled to Japan for EMUS advocacy with public officials and also met with Japanese students, who immediately started posting their photos to EMUScampaign.org.

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