More than 300 Amnesty International leaders from across the South attended the 2011 Southern Regional Conference in Charlotte, NC. The Southern Regional Planning Group and Southern Regional staff would like to say thank you to all of those who were able to attend the 2011 Southern Regional Conference. We look forward to building with you in your states and to winning human rights victories to come. (Photos courtesy of Scott Langley Photography)
Rise Up! Opening Plenary highlighting key current movements; Panelist pictured: Manju Rajendran, Mohammad Abdollahi, Laura Moye, Melody Moezzi and Marjory Wentworth (moderator).
The weekend kicked off with a reflective Memorial Installation for Troy Davis led by the Kindred Collective where participants created an on-site mural orchestrated by the Visual DJ Malcolm Goff.
The weekend was filled with informative plenaries and workshops, thoughtful audience participation and networking with a goal to build a stronger human rights community in the South.
The conference closed with inspiring words from Rais Bhuyian and De’Jaun Correria (nephew of Troy Davis) calling for the abolition of the death penalty.
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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