Events for Human Rights: Learn what is happening in your region this month!
This month has many exciting events in store for
the Mid-Atlantic region! Check out some of the events Amnesty has
highlighted in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania - they are
sure not to be missed! You can also find out about other events
happening near you on our website.
Thank you for your commitment to human rights!
Solidarity Vigil for Syria
Tuesday, March 6
Local group members invite all to a candle light vigil in solidarity
with the people of Syria. Please join us to pressure the international
community to help stop the bloodshed in Syria and advocate for the
rights of peaceful protest and freedom of speech for the Syrian people. Learn more.
Days of Solidarity Action with the Syrian People
Friday, March 16
Mid-Atlantic Regional Office invites all people of good conscience to
join us for a solidarity action with the people of Syria as we pressure
the government of Russia to impose arms embargo on the Syrian government
and help stop the killings and bloodshed. Learn more.
Get on the Bus for Human Rights - DC
Friday, April 27, all day starting 9:30 AM
on the Bus for Human Rights (GOTB) is an annual day of human rights
education and activism. On Friday, April 27, 2012, activists from high
school, college and local Amnesty groups in the 6-states of the
Mid-Atlantic region will converge on Washington, DC to demonstrate in
support of human rights. Please join us as we make history for human
rights! Learn more.
Pack the Room! House Hearing on Death Penalty Repeal
Wednesday, March 7
International activists and others from across the state will descend
on the state capitol to pack the Senate committee hearing room and show
the Senators that we want and need death penalty abolition now! Senate
Bill 872 has 19 cosponsors (over 40% of the Senate), and will repeal
Maryland's death penalty and redirect some of the savings to provide
real support for victims' families. Come show your support for this
important piece of legislation. Learn more.
Abolish the Death Penalty
Thursday, March 8
Amnesty International Johns Hopkins University for a screening of "Juan
Melendez-6446." Juan Melendez was sentenced to death for a crime he did
not commit. A Puerto Rican migrant farmer raised in New York City,
Melendez was accused of murder in Florida. Melendez was convicted and
put on death row for 17 years, before he was exonerated. The film will
be followed by a panel on the death penalty, including opportunities for
action. Learn more.
International Women's Day Celebration
Saturday, March 24
Takoma Park, MD
Amnesty International Local Group 534 in Takoma Park, MD, to celebrate
women's rights, and learn about Cameroonian culture. In addition to
music, dance, and fashion, this will also be an opportunity to learn
about vital human rights challenges facing women in Cameroon and
worldwide. Learn more.
Documentary Screening: Doctors of the Dark Side
Thursday, March 8
documentary about physicians who helped design, attend, falsified
records on torture in Guantanamo detention Center and other countries on
detainees held by United States. Following the film, there will be a
discussion and Q/A period with the audience. Learn more.
Philadelphia Area Planning Session
Saturday, March 24
group leaders, student area coordinators, area coordinators, members of
the regional planning group and interested members for a chance to plan
out AIUSA work in the coming months. This session will focus on AIUSA
work in the eastern Pennsylvania area and includes both student groups
and local groups. Learn more.
Pittsburgh Area Meet & Greet
Saturday, March 24, 4-6PM
group leaders, student area coordinators, area coordinators and members
of local groups for a meet and greet session. You will have the
opportunity to hear from Amnesty's newest Field Organizer, Julie
Southwell and learn about AIUSA's focus issues in the coming months.
We'll have an opportunity to plan some joint Pittsburgh area action and
catch up on what other groups in your area are doing. Learn more.