This past Saturday, thousands of people congregated in cities across the U.S. to March for Our Lives. Earlier in the month, our students walked out of school for 17 minutes to honor the students lost at Parkland High School and protest gun violence. In my community, many of those students headed down to the National Mall to march for tougher gun laws.
The swell of student activism reminds me that we must all start where we are…we must stand up for human rights. Eleanor Roosevelt said it perfectly:
“Where after all do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world.”
What small thing can you do to promote human rights?