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AmnesTEA & Write for Rights by Leah Yohannes (A’21)

by jtijssen
AmnesTEA & Write for Rights by Leah Yohannes (A’21) Nov 11

On October 16th and 17th, Tufts Amnesty International hosted, AmnesTEA, an event organized to promote Amnesty USA’s “Write for Rights Campaign.” The idea behind AmnesTea is simple: get some people together, put the kettle on and raise money for Amnesty International’s human rights work around the world. The main purpose of the event is to promote awareness of current Human Rights Issues by having people sign petitions to their local government to initiate change.

Tufts AI members selected four cases to spotlight for the event and had visitors sign letters to send to governments accused of human rights violations. In exchange, Amnesty handed out teabags from a local teashop in Davis Square, MEMTea.

May 21

Build a Longer Table by Saira Madarasmi (A’21)

by tuftsigl

This spring, the Tufts chapter of Amnesty International held its Build a Longer Table Event, a lunch for ten local refugee families and their children, in the Remis Sculpture Court of the Aidekman Arts Center.

May 15

Jamnesty! 2019 by Saira Madarasim (A’21)

by tuftsigl

On Friday April 12th, Tufts students gathered in Hotung Cafe to listen to some great tunes and advocate for human rights at the Tufts Amnesty International Chapter’s annual Jamnesty!

Jan 04

Sexual Violence in Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis: Film Screening and Conversation By Adriana Pappas

by tuftsigl

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault and violence.

Dec 03

End Gun Violence: A Speaker Panel Curated by Tufts Democrats and Tufts Amnesty International by Adriana Pappas (A’22)

by jtijssen

According to Amnesty USA, “more than 30,000 men, women, and children are killed with guns each year in the United States.” Amnesty USA views the gun violence rampant in our country as an epidemic and a human rights crisis.

Nov 29

Amnesty International Northeast Regional Conference by Adriana Pappas (A'22)

by jtijssen

On Saturday October 27th, Tufts AmnestyInternationalhad the opportunity to attend the Amnesty International Northeast Regional Conference(NERC). This annual event draws together human rights advocates from around New England to engage withpressing human rightsissuesand grapple with potential solutions.

May 31

Jamnesty! Music for Human Rights 2018 by Driston Galvao and Jared Cohn

by tuftsigl

In April, Tufts Amnesty International hosted its annual Jamnesty! Music for Human Rights concert. The event was designed to celebrate the year’s human rights achievements as well as to highlight and take action on additional Amnesty campaigns.

Dec 18

Amnesty International’s ‘Write for Rights’ Campaign by Jared D Cohn

by tuftsigl

The “Write for Rights” campaign is one of Amnesty International’s most important initiatives for lobbying for human rights. Every December, during “Write for Rights”, supporters from across the globe write letters on behalf of people whose human rights are being violated.

Apr 22

JAMnesty 2016

by kendalltodd

On Saturday, April 16, Amnesty and Love 146 hosted this year's JAMnesty in Hotung Cafe, a free concert to raise awareness of the organizations' human rights work. Performers included Robert Goodfellow, The Gray Company, McKenzie Keefe, and Wakana, all of whom were very enjoyable.

Dec 07

AmnesTEA/Write for Rights

by kendalltodd

On Sunday, December 6, Amnesty held the annual Write for Rights letter-writing drive in Sophia-Gordon Multipurpose Room. The theme of the event was AmnesTEA, so the room was set up like a coffeehouse, with clusters of chairs scattered around and tables bearing international food and drinks lining the edges.

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