Events for February 25 – April 20 – Amnesty International USA Events for February 25 – April 20 – Amnesty International USA

Silenced Voices: A Banned Books Week Event

Virtual Event

On Thursday, September 24th at 8:00 p.m. EST, join Amnesty International for a celebration of the words, images and sounds that would disappear from our world if we did not fight for freedom of expression! Guest speakers will include representatives from the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) and the American Library Association (ALA), and …

Monthly Membership Call – September

Each month, staff from Amnesty International’s Organizing & Activism Unit coordinate a Monthly Membership Call. These calls are an opportunity for all Amnesty members to learn about our current priority campaigns, dialogue with other members and staff, find out what’s happening at the national and local levels, and much more! These monthly calls are a …

Free the Families! with Milton High School Amnesty Student Group

12640 Crabapple Rd #100, Milton, GA 30004 12640 Crabapple Rd #100, Milton

Advocate for freeing the families with us! Our chapter is launching a community wide project to advocate for freeing the families from detention centers. We've hung up posters, artwork, and butterflies in our local market to educate others about what is occurring in detention centers. Each poster contains a QR code containing information about detention …

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Banned Books, Writers and Human Rights

Virtual Event

In many countries, individuals take great risk when expressing ideas or opinions. We applaud brave writers who promote human rights through their words and their activism. In this WEBINAR we will read from authors, poets and journalists who have been banned or jailed or harmed for their writing. Join us to hear their stories and …

18th World Day Against the Death Penalty: Access to counsel – A matter of life or death

Virtual Event

Join Amnesty International for our annual celebration of World Day Against the Death Penalty. Every year, Amnesty International, and others around the globe, mark this day to raise awareness about the ultimate violation of human rights -- the death penalty. We'll hear from experts in the field about the ways in which inadequate defense counsel …

Free Human Rights Trivia Night with Musical Guest Wolf Rd!

Join Amnesty International's Chicago Local Group for a free and fun human rights trivia night! Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded! Let's take some action and do some trivia: 1st Place Prize: $100 gift card and $100 Amnesty swag shopping spree 2nd Place Prize: $60 Amnesty swag shopping spree 3rd Place …

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Maryland Amnesty International Banned Books Week Event – Uplifting Authors from Marginalized Communities

Virtual Event

This month, libraries and human rights organizations internationally celebrated Banned Books Week. The Maryland Amnesty International team is hosting an event to uplift commonly banned Black, Indigenous, and LGBTQ+ authors. We will be highlighting the work of Alison Bechdel, Toni Morrison, and Sherman Alexie. Our speakers include Svetlana Mintcheva, the Director of Programs of the …

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Book Launch: The Coming Good Society: Why New Realities Demand New Rights

Virtual Event

Amnesty International USA is pleased to invite you to a discussion with William F. Schulz and Sushma Raman, the authors of new book entitled The Coming Good Society: Why New Realities Demand New Rights. Please join us as Bill and Sushma discuss how rights evolve with changing circumstances, and what rights will look like ten, …

Police Violence and Accountability: An Amnesty Concert with Molly Coleman and Shannon McEldowney

Join Amnesty International USA's Chicago Local Group for a Facebook Livestream concert with Chicago-based singer/songwriter, Molly Coleman, and Shannon McEldowney. These actor/musician/activist friends will be sharing songs and Amnesty actions that you can take for our evening's focus: Police Violence and Accountability. For more on this issue, see https://www.amnestyusa.org/issues/deadly-force-police-accountability/?fbclid=IwAR0aMY56Ef--JYtWSJ_sOEPUEf_0o9CTzqooAbD_BlkmUxuJ_cjtujBOKXY For more on Molly Coleman, see …

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