On February 27th Ireland is taking part in an international human rights movement as the first global day of action for the Education is not a Crime campaign gets underway…
From Cork to Donegal Irish audiences are being invited to screenings of Maziar Bahari’s powerful documentary film, To Light a Candle, which tells the story of the Bahá’ís of Iran and their peaceful response to decades of state-sponsored persecution. The Education is Not a Crime campaign features voices of support for Iran’s Bahá’ís from all around the world. People like Irish Nobel Prize Mairéad Maguire and well known human rights activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu are calling for an end to this injustice.
10 Things You Can Do to Support This Global Human Rights Campaign
i) Watch out for news of this event in your town.
ii) Get more information about Irish events email firstname.lastname@example.org
iii) Learn more about this campaign nationally and internationally – Education is Not a Crime
iv) Learn about the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education – BIHE – A True Story
v) Learn more about Maziar Bahari and the film – The Story Behind ‘To Light A Candle’ (or why a non-Baha’i journalist made a film about Baha’is in Iran)
vi) Go onto Facebook and Like Education is Not a Crime
vii) Follow the international campaign on Twitter – @eduisnotacrime
viii) Follow the Irish campaign on Twitter – @bahaisofireland
ix) Visit Baha’is of Ireland Facebook page for updates of events around the country
x) Make a video on your phone and upload it on your own Twitter account (#educationisnotacrime) or send it to Education is Not a Crime
Watch this space…