Fellow Sauve Scholar Paul Shore, who is deeply interested in how people can use video and the internet to help achieve social justice gave me the heads up about this cool sounding opportunity: The WITNESS Video Advocacy Institute (VAI). The VAI is an intensive program that trains human rights defenders to successfully integrate video advocacy into their campaigns.
For those not in the know WITNESS arms human rights activists with video cameras and teaches and supports video advocacy campaigns. Their goal is to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations by empowering people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change.
It is all going down at Concordia July 15-27 but applicaitons are due soon – March 25th!
[tags]advocacy, human rights, sauve scholars [/tags]