Human Rights Speaker Comes to Talawanda

IMG_0735For the past month Freshman students at Talawanda High School have been focusing on the topic of human rights. On Friday, March 3, 2013 students in Ted Caudill’s world history classes had the opportunity to listen to guest speaker, Adam Stone.

Stone, a resident of Dayton, Ohio, works as a human rights lawyer for the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and enjoys giving talks to students around the area.

“There are so many awful things that are happening in this world,” said Stone.  “truly terrible things that happen to innocent people. If you can control and make better and live in a more excellent way within your little plot, then you have started to make the world a little better.”

The message throughout the unit has been a message of change, a message saying that you can make a change by starting in your community, with your very own choices.

“My goal is to make students aware of human rights, what they are, and the human rights violations.”  said Caudill.

This project, put together by teachers Amanda Weatherwax and Ted Caudill, will be a project carried on throughout the future.