From September 19 – October 7, Amnesty International USA student groups across the country are organizing for human rights. This three-week initiative brings together Amnesty student activists all taking action on the same issues, at the same time.
ActivismX is a perfect back-to-school activity to get your campus active for human rights! You’ll have the opportunity to introduce Amnesty to your peers, and showcase the priority issues AIUSA is working on this year. Your creative actions are also a great way to gain attention for your group and bring in new members!
Whether your group is just getting started or is already well-established on your campus, ActivismX is a way to introduce Amnesty’s priority human rights issues to your campus and recruit people into your group by showcasing just how powerful collective action can be! Here’s how it works:
ActivismX runs from September 19 – October 7. Keep in mind that Banned Books Week runs during the first week of ActivismX, so if you’re working on that area you should plan those actions during that week.
Experienced staff members and statewide student organizers are available for guidance, direction, and support, or just to brainstorm and think through ideas with you. We strongly encourage all groups to join the #amnesty-in-action and #running-your-group channels in the AIUSA Youth Slack to share ideas and ask questions! Contact [email protected] if you aren’t yet using Slack for your Amnesty work and we’ll get you plugged in.
All groups that report out on their actions by October 16 will be considered for a number of prizes and recognitions. No action is too small – projects will be assessed based on creativity, effectiveness, number of actions taken, and other factors. If you have any questions, contact [email protected]