Amnesty International

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

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

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.

Build a Longer Table is one element of the larger Amnesty International USA #iWelcome campaign that seeks to welcome local refugees and educate community members about the refugees who have been resettled in their towns. The premise is that, in this political climate, instead of building a wall to keep people out of our country, we are building a longer table to invite them into our communities.

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.

Nov 18

Voices from Solitary: Think Outside the Box

by kendalltodd

Monday night, Tufts Amnesty International hosted a panel on solitary confinement, featuring 5 speakers who not only had served time in prison, but also are involved in activist organizations seeking to reform the criminal justice system.

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