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May 2020

Human Rights Learning Lab for Young People: Become a Human Rights Hero!

May 8 @ 3:00 pm - June 5 @ 4:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Friday, repeating until June 5, 2020

As we shelter in place join Amnesty International for Friday’s in May as we explore human rights through interactive learning activities designed for grade levels 3rd-8th. Children have often been told that they are the future, that they will solve the world’s problems, innovate solutions and be “the leaders of tomorrow.” But why does it have to be tomorrow? Now, more than ever is the time to speak to young people about universal human rights.  We know children are brave, powerful, and inquisitive.  The human rights…

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In the Line of Fire: Human Rights and the US Gun Violence Crisis Online Course

May 19 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm EDT

You may already be active in ending gun violence campaigns, or this may be your first exposure to the subject. In either case, we hope that this course will make you better informed and engaged in ending gun violence in the United States! You can complete the four modules at your own pace. Some activities will provide guidance for additional learning, reflection, and research, and may take longer. Feel free to choose activities that are most interesting and meaningful to you.…

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A Human Rights Celebration with Guest Musician Dylan Connor

May 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

Join us for this evening of music with a live performance by Dylan Connor who has been composing and singing songs inspired by the Syrian crisis since 2011. He has performed at dozens of rallies and fundraisers for Syria including events in Washington DC, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Toronto, and Chicago. Dylan composed the song “Man of Peace” for the Oscar contending film “Little Gandhi” about Syrian peace activist Ghyiath Mattar. Finally, his newest song “If Only You’d Listen,” written from…

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June 2020

Launch Week: #EndGunViolence Summer 2020!

June 1 - June 5

Gun violence is a human rights crisis, and the COVID-19 pandemic is making it even worse. Our government must take action to address this public health and human rights crisis. You can help by joining a week of action leading up to #NationalGunViolenceAwarenessDay! Take these 5 actions to end gun violence in the United States: Monday, June 1st A powerful live discussion with Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, Hadiya Pendleton's mother and advocate. Hadiya was shot and killed while in the park with…

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Evening with Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, end gun violence advocate

June 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CDT

Amnesty International USA is joining millions of voices to #WearOrange as we confront one of the most pressing human rights crises in the country: Gun Violence. Nearly 100 people die every day due to gun violence. Gun violence remains an everyday reality – especially for many black and brown communities in Chicago. Orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor when she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15 — just one…

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Amnesty International Local Group 113, Chicago Monthly Meeting

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 17, 2020


This community-based meeting is open to the public.  On the 3rd Wednesday of every month individuals from the Chicago area come together to address human rights issues in our community and globally.  During the COVID-19 health pandemic we will be meeting virtually by Zoom.  If you would like to join us in taking action to promote and protect human rights please rsvp by emailing [email protected]  

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Amnesty International Local Group 37, Minneapolis Monthly Meeting

June 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until June 22, 2020

We are community members from Minneapolis who meet monthly to discuss human rights issues in our community and globally.  Our meetings provide a space for people to engage and mobilize actions that promote and protect human rights.   During the COVID-19 health pandemic we will be meeting virtually via Zoom.  Please rsvp to [email protected]

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