More than 500 Amnesty International leaders from across the Northeast attended the 2011 Northeast Regional Conference in Boston, MA. Highlights included twenty-six workshops, an opening panel of scholars and activists about the popular uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East, a session from Fatima Burnad, a leading voice in India in defense of Dalit rights, and remarks from Sowore Omoyele, a former prisoner of conscience from Nigeria. Connected to the conference, Amnesty MIT hosted a showing of "Education Under Fire", about the plight of the Baha'i in Iran, a film that Amnesty helped produce. Thanks to the participation of the actor Rainn Wilson, an enthusiastic crowd of nearly 300 attended.
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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