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ST. ANNE´S SCHOOL, S.A.U, CIF A78527827

AVENIDA ALFONSO XIII, 162, 28016 MADRID

Teléfono: 91 345 90 60 Fax: 91 345 36 68.

Registro Mercantil de Madrid, Tomo 2630, Libro 0, Folio 29 Sección 8, Hoja M-45679, Inscripción 10

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2015 Speak Truth to Power

Speak Truth to Power - A human rights education program that strives to create a global citizenry dedicated to the highest standards of justice and equality.

The English Department is delighted to announce that the pupils of Bachillerato at St Anne’s School have been chosen to take part in this internationally recognized human rights education program organized by Robert F Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and working with teachers from the Centre for International Studies here in Madrid. This is the first time that this program has been taught in Spain, and we are very excited to be the pioneers of this scheme.

The course will consist of one hour per week during all the school year. We are lucky to have two American teachers resident in Madrid, Mr Anthony Verrecchio and Mr Thomas Dalury, who are experts in the field and who are fully dedicated to the ideals of the program. Each week their classes engage the students in debate and discussion of human rights issues through history and in current times. In June, the students will receive a certificate stating that they have successfully completed the course.

The Curriculum

The Speak Truth To Power curriculum, based on the UN’s principles of human rights education, aims to engage students through the stories of human rights heroes. It encourages curiosity, fosters independent, disciplined thinking and strives to train the next generation to right wrongs in their classrooms, communities, countries and beyond.

The Book

“Speak Truth To Power” evolved from Kerry Kennedy’s book entitled “Speak Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders Who Are Changing Our World” which is now printed in seven languages. Featuring interviews with more than 50 human rights defenders--“heroes every one,” in Nelson Mandela’s words--the book is a remarkable tribute to the human spirit.

The Inspiration: the “ripple of hope”

The words of Robert F Kennedy:   

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”