Sturgis is known for having students who are active in their local and international community. In fact, they oftentimes address political and social events. Amnesty International definitely connects with this field of interest and is now offered at Sturgis.
Erin Golden Linehan, a sophomore brought the club to Sturgis this year because of her deep concern of infringements on human rights. She has always followed Amnesty and its impact on the world. Erin is currently arranging a wool sock drive for the local main street homeless population due to the approaching winter.
The Amnesty club is hoping to engage all Sturgis students and encourage them to become more active members of our community. Students should develop skills to further the pursuit of equal opportunity for all. President Obama urged civilians to be active in politics, remarking in Selma last spring, “How do we so casually discard the right for which so many fought? How do we so fully give away our power, our voice, in shaping America's future?”
The Amnesty Club serves as a platform for students to create real change. It is supervised by Ms. Wheeler and the weekly meeting are held in room 205 during Monday lunches.
Amnesty International is a an organization dedicated to mobilizing humans in their pursuit of human rights for all regardless of irrelevant factors such as race, sex, sexual orientation, and nationality.