Friday, November 26, 2021

Human Rights Day 2021

In preparation of the Human Rights Day event in less than 2 weeks (Sat Dec 11 @ 1pm ), we would like to share and reflect on some of the great accomplishments of our Amherst Chapter (more than 43 years of defending human rights around the world).
Come and celebrate with us ... we have a great program of diverse speakers and talents 


"Rampant poverty, pervasive inequalities and structural discrimination are human rights violations and among the greatest global challenges of our time. Addressing them effectively requires measures grounded in human rights, renewed political commitment and participation of all, especially those most affected. We need a new social contract which more fairly shares power, resources and opportunities and sets the foundations of a sustainable human rights-based economy."



"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home -- so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. [...] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world."

  -Eleanor Roosevelt


This last summer and fall witnessed lot of events and activites of our Amnesty chapter compared to last year (COVID-19) ... The pictures here reflect some of the Farmers Market petition signing

We look forward to your participation  on Dec 11 @ the Jones Library 1:15-3:30pm

Saturday, July 10, 2021

We are Back ....

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We are back at the Amherst Farmers Market ... we had a good tabling activity today with 2 potential new members (young and enthusiastic) ... we discussed a tentative plan to recruit more members and spread the word of human rights wide ... we discussed sending a new representative to cover the Human Rights Commission of Amherst Town.. we discussed doing more presentations at the High and Middle schools to recruit young members ... We are optimist about the summer and fall activities ...
Come an join us ...

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June 26 at the Farmers Market in Amherst .. we observed the UN International Day for Torture Survivors.. we got a visit from the human rights expert, Prof Suleiman Baldo, who served in many human rights orgs before: HRW, ICTJ, Enough Project , The Sentry and many other Think Tank Org around the world. 

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Mohamed Elgadi, speaking at a Zoom Meeting

 Our Celebration of the Torture Survivors Day was also by participating in a Zoom meeting of human rights group in Australia in which our member Mohamed Elgadi gave a presentation for 35 min followed by Q&A session