Sunday, April 24, 2016

Spring is here, officially..!

Welcome to spring in Amherst, and welcome back to our weekly Human Rights Table at the Farmers Market in downtown Amherst...

We resume our public activities after a long winter hibernation ... The weather was great (a little bit chilly and windy) and lot of activists stopped by our Information Table to get updates on human rights news and campaigns...

Well, some of the good news we shared was the release of Albert Woodfox after 43 years of solitary confinement

"On February 19, 2016, Louisiana prisoner Albert Woodfox walked free, 44 years after he was first put into solitary confinement.

He was the United States’ longest serving prisoner held in isolation. Nearly every day for more than half of his life, Albert Woodfox woke up in a cell the size of a parking space, surrounded by concrete and steel."
Read more on Amnesty USA Blog
We also had our monthly meeting today at the Jones Library to plan the coming events. One main Summer event we mark on our calendar id the UN Torture Survivors Day (June 26), which our Chapter observe. We plan to have this year number of activities to highlight this event including Media Interviews and editorials, lawn signs, and other possible activities with groups in the area.
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