Barrie raises Amnesty flag for Human Rights Day


Barrie turns out to mark International Human Rights Day during Write for Rights!

For the very first time, the Amnesty International Flag was raised at Barrie City Hall and will continue to wave to mark International Human Rights Day on December 10th. Mayor Jeff Lehman, students from Barrie Central, Maple Grove E.S., residents of Barrie and members of our local Barrie Amnesty International Action Circle were in attendance.

Mayor Jeff Lehman raised the flag while surrounded by the sounds of Barrie Central’s Social Justice Club singing, “Blowing in the Wind”. This event, highlighting the significance of the UN Declaration for Human Rights, was followed by Barrie’s community taking action through signing urgent action letters and petitions for Write for Rights. Thank you to all who attended! As you drive by Barrie City Hall in the coming days, don’t forget to look up to see the “Candle of Hope” flying high on the bright yellow Amnesty Flag.

Learn more about Amnesty’s International Human Rights Day event Write for Rights