Graduates of the EarthRights Schools are a group of inspiring individuals from Myanmar, the Mekong region, and Amazon rainforest areas who are dedicated to the non-violent defense of human rights, the advancement of social change and the prevention of environmental abuses.
ERS alumni come from diverse backgrounds representing over 45 ethnic groups and are dispersed across 13 countries. Despite such diversity, their shared experiences have brought them together to form a vibrant network of activists. ERS alumni have experienced first-hand the human rights and environmental abuses caused by governments, corporations, and international financial institutions in their communities and livelihoods.
ERS alumni put their skills into action in their home communities by organizing trainings for fellow activists, leaders, and journalists to equip them with the skills necessary to raise local voices against environmental and human rights abuses wherever they occur.
An EarthRights School alumni website is maintained to support alumni by raising their voices in the international community. The website highlights the activities and accomplishments of the alumni and opens channels for them to obtain additional support.