On Saturday, September 21, 2013, more than 70 participants representing 14 high schools and many STF supporters gathered for the annual STF Fall Leadership Workshop at UCLA. Bede Sheppard, Deputy Director of the HRW Children’s Rights Division, introduced STFers to the End Military Use of Schools (EMUS) Campaign via video from Europe. Participants were also inspired to continue defending the Right to Education by Malala Yousafzai’s speech at the United Nations compliments of UNTV.
In the coming weeks, STF leaders will share multimedia and EMUS resources with their chapters to educate them for the campaign to end military use of schools around the world. Check out the event’s slideshow and the EMUS advocacy tool kit.
The workshop was generously co-sponsored by the UCLA International Institute.
Thank you to all who were able to attend the workshop. We look forward to working with you and your growing STF chapters.
Your STF Team,
Pam, Kristin, Nancy, Jess, Liz and Noelle