On May 21st, the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force was invited to attend the Second Annual Human Rights Conference at Vaughn International Studies Academy in Pacoima, CA. The conference was organized by Engaging Teens in Humanitarian Action, a student leadership group whose focus is to educate their school community about human rights issues.
STF was one of dozens NGO’s engaging students during an exhibit period about the importance of a variety of human rights issues. In addition, STF leaders from Valencia High School presented “A Global Lens on Education” to students in four breakout sessions. STF members ended each session explaining the development of the Mobile Library project and what it means to them to have activily participated in the Right to Education campaign. Throughout the conference, STF came into contact with hundreds of students and discussed the efforts of STF in the community to advocate on behalf of children’s rights.