UPDATE SPECIFIC TO COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS):
Nationwide, the COVID-19 situation is rapidly changing and many youth activists are now under shelter-in-place orders. AIUSA has made the decision to cancel NWSA as a specific week of action for AIUSA student groups. By not focusing on one week, we hope to better meet the needs (and availabilities) of groups nationwide, knowing that everyone is in a slightly different place based on where their state is in the coronavirus response as well as their personal circumstances (online classes, moving out of dorms, caring for family members, etc). We are also transitioning to a virtual organizing strategy for all AIUSA activists, which we invite you to take part in, and focusing our activism on responding to human rights abuses related to COVID-19, which you can learn about here.
Stay tuned for more updates. If you’re in an AIUSA student group, the best way to stay informed is on the Amnesty Youth app, which you can join here. Please direct all additional questions to [email protected]
On campuses nationwide, AIUSA student groups organize and take action for human rights. During National Week of Student Action, groups will come together in creative, public and impactful actions focused on AIUSA’s priority campaign to End Gun Violence.
National Week of Student Action is an opportunity to take your group’s activism to the next level. You will plan actions with a focus on influencing federal and state legislation that will help address gun violence as a human rights issue. This could be a Human Rights Week with different actions planned each day, or one big public action during the week. Your actions could help move background checks legislation across the finish line, or start a conversation on gun violence as a human rights issue in your community. NWSA is a way to educate your community about the issue in a creative way, and inspire people to join you in taking action.