Write a 2-page Human Rights Manifesto. 2 pages are usually not more than 1,000 words (excluding references).
This assignment is, essentially, a creative writing assignment. You have read four different inspirational texts, the manifestos that spoke to various communities at their historical time: the Latinx people, working class people, African-Americans, and LGBTQI people. The time has come for you to write your own manifesto!
In this assignment, you are expected (1) to address a call to a group; (2) explain how and why the conditions of their living are currently unfair; (3) demand justice to be done; and (4) propose your solution to the identified problem. While writing your manifesto, use the vocabulary of human rights to make your case sound stronger and more persuasive. Be creative and compassionate! Claim human rights on behalf of the group!
This assignment will be graded and evaluated against the following criteria: (1) your familiarity with human rights vocabulary and concepts, the ability to construct a human rights argument; (2) style of writing of an argumentative, convincing and persuasive text; (3) compliance with the formal requirements such as the observance of deadline.
References. Do reference sources of your information. You can do so, for example, in footnotes or in brackets throughout the text: (Author Year) format. If you reference a quote, mention the page number on which it is located (Author Year: Page). For example, “As research suggests (Healey 2001: 25)…” or “As evidenced from statistical data (Central Statistics Office 2015)…”. Place full bibliographic descriptions of your sources after the main text (list there only mentioned sources). You can use any style of referencing and bibliographic description, but be consistent: once you pick up a preferable style, use it throughout your text.
Word count: approximately 1,000 words excluding references.
If it is not too personal, you can write your manifesto on behalf of the group you represent (working class, gay, migrant, women, and so on). If you would not like to do so, you can pick an existent group (for example, homeless people) or create an imaginary group (think about human rights of the extra-terrestrial aliens, for example, or human rights of dolphins or cats). The point is to show that you can construct and defend a human rights argument in a relatively short text.