Monday, December 10, 2018

Celebration of the Human Rights Day

In a standing-room-only, human rights advocates and defendants gathered at the Jones library to celebrate the Human Rights Day. 
The keynote speaker, Jo Comerford, gave an hour strong speech and conversation on the state of human rights locally, statewide and nationally. 

Friday, November 23, 2018

40 Years of Activism in Amherst

  • What a great thing to live and witness this 40 years of Activism!

  • Our Amnesty Chapter observed these great years of activism at a special gathering last month at the Amherst Farmers Market.

  • Many people stopped by to share their thoughts on this history of one of the oldest Amnesty Chapters of New England.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Bob Stern: Another Human Rights Defender passed away

RIP Bob Stern.... 

Earlier this month we lost one of the founders of Amnesty International Chapter in Amherst … Our former Financial Officer and one of the excellent fundraise organizers of the group who retired in 2009 to dedicate the rest of his life to music career.

A strong human rights defender and excellent music composer that called by the New Your Times:
"an American master" by critic Paul Griffiths of The New York Times, composer Robert Stern's output spans many decades and embraces a rich and varied collection of vocal and instrumental works."

RIP Bob, and the work you started shall continue...