December 5, 2017

Peace Out Day

Tomorrow is Peace Out Day! Wear your peace tees to school to show your support for Amnesty International’s international campaign against refugee bans. The advisory wearing the most peace tees will win a pizza party!! ​

November 9, 2017

Meetings Week of Nov 13

We are meeting after school on Monday, November 13 to count and plan t-shirts for our peace out week. Then on Wednesday, we have an Activity Period meeting in the gym!

October 17, 2017

Activity Period Meeting Wednesday

Interested in working to help stop human rights violations around the world? Join our passionate group! Sign out to the Aux Gym during Activity Period tomorrow.

September 19, 2017

First Meeting of the Year

Amnesty meeting during Activity Period tomorrow!!! Be sure to bring some new faces! Especially, recruit freshman to come :)

June 2, 2017

Albinism Week - Post 8

Thank you everyone for participating in Albinism Week and the $50 Fugitive contest! Congratulations to Bethanie Deveau who correctly identified Mrs. Welch as the Fugitive today!

Albinism Week - Post 7

That’s a wrap. It’s been a great Albinism Week. Thanks for participating!

Today’s $50 Fugitive fact is: parents often pull their children out of school in the fear that they will be taken.

Now for the moment we have all been waiting for…a more revealing clue about the Fugitive…the Fugitive has driven a second, third or fourth-hand Volvo all of her life!

June 1, 2017

Take Action (Albinism Week - Post 6)

Help stop ritual murders of people with albinism in Malawi. Sign this petition.

Albinism Week - Post 5

Wow! Serious egg collection effort yesterday. Believe it or not, there are more eggs out there. More importantly, have you learned anything this week about albinism in Africa?

Thursday’s clue and fact:
  • The Fugitive rode in a helicopter with no doors--it turned & his/her sunglasses were lost to the state of Florida.
  • Albinos in Africa are often isolated and taught very little about their condition. 
Please take 7 minutes of your time to watch this video, as it sums up the issue pretty well.

May 31, 2017

Albinism Week - Post 4

This week, we are raising awareness about albinism in Africa. To learn more and participate read this website daily and keep up with us on Twitter @LedyardAmnesty.

There are over 100 plastic eggs hidden throughout the school today. When you find an egg, you’ll get a Jolly Rancher and learn about attacks on albinos. Please return your egg to the box in the main office or room 211 (so we can reuse it).

Want to win a $50 gift card to Dunkin' Donuts or Starbucks? Participate in our annual $50 Fugitive completion. View the details and rules on this post. Wednesday’s clue and fact are:
  • The Fugitive was once told to leave a church in Venezuela because he/she was wearing shorts.
  • A complete set of body parts from a human albino can sell for as much as $75,000 on the black market.

May 30, 2017

Albinism Week - Post 3

While we will post, announce, and Tweet all week about the problems of albinism in Africa, we suggest watching this video to orient yourself to the issue.

$50 Fugitive Rules (Albinism Week - Post 2)

Win a $50 gift card to Dunkin' Donuts or Starbucks, your choice. To do so, you must correctly and properly identify the $50 Fugitive.

The $50 Fugitive is a teacher at LHS. Each day this week, we will offer a clue to help you identify the Fugitive. The clues will be more reveling as the week progresses.

Also, we will be sharing facts about albinism in Africa all week. Facts will be shared via Wednesday's egg hunt and each day a fact will be shared via the morning announcements.

If you think you have determined who the Fugitive is, you must approach the Fugitive to accuse them. BUT FIRST, you must recite 3 facts about albinism in Africa. The facts can come from our eggs or the daily announcements. Even if you identify the correct teacher, the teacher will deny being the Fugitive until the correct facts are given.

Finally, you CANNOT accuse the Fugitive during class time. You'll need to approach him/her during passing periods, lunch, etc.

Albinism Week - Post 1

This week, the Amnesty International Club is raising awareness about albinism in Africa. Keep an eye on the morning announcements and our Twitter @LedyardAmnesty to learn more and participate.

There are up to 10,000 people living with albinism in Malawi alone. Attacks and killings of albinos occur in 25 African countries. Poor education leads people to believe that albinism is a curse of the gods, or a contagious disease. In reality, it is simply a genetic condition (lack of melanin in hair, skin, and eyes). But since the population is uninformed, there is a stigmatism against people born with albinism and the mothers that give birth to them. The harassment towards mothers is so extreme in some cases that they cave and throw away their infants. We'll offer much more information about this issue as the week progresses.

Our awareness-raising campaign centers around this website, our Twitter, an egg hunt and the $50 Fugitive. Spread the word and participate!

To start things off, there will be an egg hunt in the school tomorrow. Over 100 plastic eggs will be hidden throughout the school. When you find an egg, you’ll get a Jolly Rancher and learn a bit about attacks on albinos in Africa. (Please return your egg to the box in the main office or room 211, so we can reuse it.)

We are excited to announce that one of our teachers is the $50 Fugitive and if you can “catch” the Fugitive, you’ll win a $50 gift card to Dunkin' Donuts or Starbucks. When you identify the Fugitive you must also recite 3 facts on albinism in Africa. If you do both correctly you win! Tuesday’s clue and fact are:
  • The Fugitive once rappelled a rocky mountain cliff. 
  • It is believed that the bones of people living with albinism contain gold.

March 13, 2017

Cupcakes Meeting Moved from Tuesday to Wednesday

The Cupcakes and Causes meeting has been changed to Wednesday, March 15, at 6:30pm in room 211. Join us for intense conversation and cupcakes. Bring a friend!

March 7, 2017

Cupcakes and Causes March 14

The next Cupcakes and Causes meeting is Tuesday, March 14 at 6:30 in room 211. By now everyone has heard of the war and the refugee crisis in Syria. Join us as we explore the latest in this immensely complex and tangled web of stakeholders and issues. We promise the cupcakes will be tasty, too!

February 13, 2017

Activity Period Meeting Wednesday

Activity Period this week on Wednesday! We'll be planning Jamnesty, which is on April 21!