Over the holiday break, students were assigned earth rights case studies examining the intersection of development and human rights issues. The Ken Saro-Wiwa and Ogoni Project began when one group presented their findings about human rights and environment issues in the Niger Delta to their Burma School classmates. Following the presentation, the students were able to become more familiar with the Ogoni people’s nonviolent social movement and its powerful leader, Ken Saro-Wiwa, through a presentation on his life by ERI Intern Jenna Hertz, videos of Saro-Wiwa and the Ogoni People’s activities, and his writings. The students compared and contrasted the Ogoni’s campaign for freedom and challenges to their own and found both important lessons and great inspiration.
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