More than 275 Amnesty International leaders from across the region attended the 2011 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in National Harbor, MD. With the theme Rise Up: Be the Change, the conference featured powerful speakers' including Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! and Audryn Karma, daughter of Filep Karma, Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience and Mid-Atlantic Special Focus Case. Highlights of the conference included speakers' panels on the Middle East and North African uprisings, a session on corporate accountability in Nigeria's Niger Delta, a spirited action in front of the White House, and inspiring and dynamic workshops on priority AIUSA campaigns and issues.
Next up is the 2012 AGM! We hope you can join us in Denver, CO, from March 30 to April 1, for our annual human rights conference! With the Rocky Mountains as our backdrop, we will venture to voice our commitment to human rights around the world and take a stance on crucial on-going issues. Join 800 other members, leaders and activists in this exciting program: attend passionate speeches by notable members of our community, take part in important discussions that could change the course of our history. Come join our movement for human rights and be a part of the action!
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