Every so often, at our business meetings, one of our members gives a presentation on a human rights topic of their choice. I give one at our next meeting, while another one of members recently did a presentation on LGBT rights. Below is actually a presentation I gave almost two years ago, but one about human rights violations taking place right in Missouri. It’s based off a Mother Jones article that looks at “character-building facilities” in rural Missouri, where many teens reported beatings, bathroom denial, isolation, and intense exercise (click the link to read the full article and to give you a better understanding of the issue.. Although U.S human rights issues like the death penalty and Guantanamo are important, let’s not forget that there are many other problems happening that remain under-reported.
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