Amnesty International USA student groups and human rights activists across the country are organizing for human rights. This fall, we are working to end gun violence and stop child detention. We are raising awareness about mass detentions in China, and taking action to defend the rights of people who have been imprisoned, threatened, or murdered because of what they published or because of their work in the publishing or media industries. We mark World Day Against the Death Penalty with a call to stop all executions. And we join the Global Climate Strike to demand immediate action to address the climate crisis and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. To defend human rights globally, our efforts must be bold and they must challenge the status quo.
This fall, we are taking activism to the next level – ActivismX. This campus competition will take place from September 23 – October 27, with young people nationwide developing creative actions for each of these key areas of work.
Projects will be focused on the Amnesty International USA Fall Activism Guide. Review the guide with your group, choose a focus area, and plan a creative, out-of-the-box action on your campus or in your community. AIUSA organizers are available to provide support and resources for actions, as long as the action is carried out by October 27.
All groups that report out on their action by October 30 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. We encourage you to partner with like-minded organizations and to use both social and traditional media to amplify your message.
Ready to join ActivismX?
Complete the form below, and we’ll send you your next steps. If you have any questions, contact [email protected] Good luck!
Already took action?
Tell us about your action! Complete this form by October 30, 2019 (11:59pm PST) to be considered for prizes and recognition.