Amnesty International hosts human rights survey


Student holding up the offline survey

Beginning on Nov. 9, Amnesty International (AI) club conducted a school-wide human rights survey to gauge the state of human rights within SIS. A group of AI members went around the school during office hours and activity periods to gather the opinions of students and the faculty. 

“This year is the first time our club started the human rights survey,” Tim Gardes, club advisor, said. “So, it took a bit longer to plan than we hoped. Still, we want this survey to collect important opinions and data from students and faculty. We hope these results can help the administration and potentially other SIS decision-making organizations like the High School Student Council (HSSC).”

The club collected opinions using an offline survey that included two sticker surveys and one open-ended question. All the questions were focused on the school’s efforts to promote equality and dignity for all students and faculty. 

Additionally, the club is also preparing to send online surveys to gather more opinions on this issue from a wider audience. 

“I think this human rights survey will help the students, teachers, and other faculty to show how they feel about the SIS community,” Justin Kim (10), AI member, said. “I hope this can be an effective way to improve equality within our school.”