The American Red Cross joins with the 187 other Red Cross and Red Crescent national societies around the globe annually on May 8 to celebrate World Red Cross/Red Crescent Day. This date marks the birth of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent network's founder Henry Dunant, who has inspired generations of future humanitarians.
Humanitarian principles are at the core of the American Red Cross mission, and continuing this work requires inspiring and engaging the next generation. Across the country, Red Cross chapters help both adults and youth understand international humanitarian law and the relevance to our daily lives and issues we face as a country.
Even in war, there are limits. The Geneva Conventions protect civilians, prisoners of war and wounded soldiers. Our goal is to help people understand and respect these laws through our programming.
Our Exploring Humanitarian Law program provides teachers & students with activities and lesson plans that easily integrate into history, social studies and current matters around the globe.
The Southeastern WI Chapter will be offering this four-hour course, which is free and open to the public. You simply need to register in advance so we have the appropriate number of course materials.
To register for the class contact Nick Cluppert, Training Specialist, at 920-231-3692 x 19 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Click on the link to learn more: http://www.icrc.org/eng/war-and-law/index.jsp
About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.