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Sunday, March 4, 2012

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!



Washington, DC

What:
Solidarity Vigil for Syria
When:
Tuesday, March 6
Where:
Washignton, DC
Description:
DC 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.
 
What:
Days of Solidarity Action with the Syrian People
When:
Friday, March 16
Where:
Washignton, DC
Description:
The 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.
 
What:
Get on the Bus for Human Rights - DC
When:
Friday, April 27, all day starting 9:30 AM
Where:
Washignton, DC
Description:
Get 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.

Maryland

What:
Pack the Room! House Hearing on Death Penalty Repeal
When:
Wednesday, March 7
Where:
Annapolis, MD
Description:
Amnesty 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.
 
What:
Abolish the Death Penalty
When:
Thursday, March 8
Where:
Baltimore, MD
Description:
Join 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.
 
What:
International Women's Day Celebration
When:
Saturday, March 24
Where:
Takoma Park, MD
Description:
Join 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.

Pennsylvania
What:
Documentary Screening: Doctors of the Dark Side
When:
Thursday, March 8
Where:
Gettysburg, PA
Description:
A 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.
 
What:
Philadelphia Area Planning Session
When:
Saturday, March 24
Where:
Philadelphia, PA
Description:
Join 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.
 
What:
Pittsburgh Area Meet & Greet
When:
Saturday, March 24, 4-6PM
Where:
Pittsburgh, PA
Description:
Join 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.



 
 
 
 





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