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How to Be a #Write4Rights Social Media Mobilizer

Posted in: Write for Rights
    Friday, November 13, 2020 - 11:46

    Can writing letters actually change things? We know it can. That’s why we run the biggest human rights event in the world every year. 

    Write for Rights 2020 is fast approaching – and we’re excited to have you on board. If you haven't already, sign up at www.writeathon.ca >> 

    Thank you for joining our growing community! We need your help to amp up the volume and get as many people to participate in Write for Rights as we can because more letters mean more power. Social media is a fantastic way to get your message out far and wide.

    Here are some ways you can take the lead online:

    Let your friends know and encourage them to sign up!

    Like and share the Write for Rights content we’ll be posting on the Amnesty Canada Facebook page and Twitter feed OR post your own message using #Write4Rights and #W4R20. 

    We’ll be featuring photos and content on our website from people like you!

    Click here for a bunch of graphics available for download! >> 

    Sample Social Media Messages:

    I’m joining #Write4Rights because a letter can change a life. Are you? Join now at www.writeathon.ca #W4R20

    Click here to tweet

    Write a letter. Change a life. Join me for this year's #Write4Rights: www.writeathon.ca #W4R20

    Click here to tweet

    You're invited to the #Write4Rights letter-writing party! www.writeathon.ca #W4R20

    Click here to tweet

    Make your #Write4Rights Event a Social Media Party

    Social media is a key tool to promoting and amping up excitement for your Write for Rights event, especially during COVID-19. We can help! Reach out at writeathon@amnesty.ca 

    Take Photos 

    While there won't be lots of in-person events this year, we can still take photos! If you host an online letter-writing party, ask the group whether you can take a screenshot to share to social media (make sure to block out people's screennames if they don't want them online). You can take selfies with the letters you've written, pictures of the locations you're writing from and even the letters themselves!
     
    Hashtag your posts with #Write4Rights and #W4R20.

    Connect with Others 

    No matter what time your event is, post a message to Twitter, Instagram, or the Facebook Event page.

    Spread the word about this year's cases 

    Algeria: Khaled Drareni 

    Burundi: Germain Rukuki

     Chile: Gustavo Gatica

     Colombia: Jani Silva

     Malta: El Hiblu 3

    Myanmar: Paing Phyo Min

     Pakistan: Idris Khattak

     Saudi Arabia: Nassima al-Sada

     

    South Africa: Popi Qwabe and Bongeka Phungula 

     Turkey: METU Pride Defenders

    Thank you for joining #Write4Rights 2020! Keep tabs on our social media channels for exciting contests, stories, and videos!