Human Right Number Twenty
The Right to Public Assembly
We all have the right to meet our friends and to work together in peace to defend our rights. Nobody can make us join a group if we don’t want to.
What can you do if someone tries to force you to join a group? What kind of groups do you like to belong to?
Compare the Berlin Wall protests and the Tiananmen Square protests and discuss which had a better outcome.
Find a public area, such as a park, a beach, etc. and have each student pass out the What Are Human Rights booklets to at least 10 people. Have each member notice peoples reactions as they learn their Human Rights.
Talk to at least one friend about joining the Human Rights club!
Resist the temptation to play all 30 human rights videos at this point. Save those for each meeting that follows. Carry out the activities and let your students’ own visions of the 30 human rights materialize as the lessons unfold, one at a time.
We would love feedback on your first week and to see pictures of your group participating in these activities! Please submit to us below:
How did your meeting/activities go for this human right?