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It is our sincere pleasure to invite you to this year's Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. Join us on October 8, 2016, as we stand shoulder to shoulder in the great city of Philadelphia to make a lasting human rights impact. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference brings together hundreds of Amnesty members and other human rights activists from around the country. With our Regional Conference Planning Committee and Regional Office as co-hosts, together we will continue our tradition of engaging in networking opportunities, inspiring plenaries, outstanding keynotes, and hands-on skill-building workshops, as well as shaping the policies of the organization.
Through interactive programs and workshops, exceptional speakers and engaging exhibits, the Regional Conference will facilitate discussions about human rights issues in the United States and around the world and motivate us to take action. As activists, we will be challenged to initiate change within our own communities. This will only happen with you – we need you there!
Did you know?
Once this nation’s capital, Philadelphia is a city rich with history and independence. Dating back to the abolition of slavery and later during the Civil Rights Movement, Philadelphia has been a home to activism for racial equality and empowerment. Today, Philadelphia remains a symbol of freedom; it is home to the Liberty Bell, and the famous Philly Cheesesteak. In order to uphold the freedom that this city has come to symbolize, the people of Philadelphia have mobilized to demand police accountability, reduce gun violence, and bring an end to capital punishment. AIUSA supports Philadelphians’ fight to abolish the death penalty and guarantee safety for all.
If you (or a member of your group) are 17 years of age or younger, AIUSA requires that this waiver agreement be completed by a legal guardian and that a chaperone accompany you for the entire duration of the conference. AIUSA does not assume responsibility for minors.
- Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Location: Philadelphia, PA
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (map)
Regional Conference Planning Committee
We’d like to give a special thank you to our Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference Planning Committee, who has worked tirelessly to ensure the success of our event. We greatly appreciate your dedication to the human rights movement and to Amnesty International USA.
Amrita Minhas, Abby MacMillan, Kathleen Lucas, Chelsea Arley, Cora Neumann
Learn how you can join the Regional Conference Planning committee for 2017!
Regional Conference Resources
All AIUSA Regional Conferences are wheelchair accessible, have gender neutral bathrooms and will provide translation services if required.
Request For Proposals
The RFP process for the 2016 Regional Conference is now closed. On behalf of the Regional Planning Committee and AIUSA staff we’d like to give a special thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal.
Vote on Resolutions
In order to participate in the membership resolution process, you must be a dues-paying member of AIUSA. The good news is, it's not too late to become a member! Sign up here, or join or renew onsite to enjoy full participation in the AIUSA resolution process at the Regional Conferences. You can review the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference resolutions packet on the Activist Resource Community (ARC) here.