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

by tuftsigl
Jamnesty! Music for Human Rights 2018 by Driston Galvao and Jared Cohn May 31

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. The event was well-attended and sold out within the first week of ticket availability. Musical acts included campus favorites such as S-Factor and DJ Arden, as well as young talents such as Berke, Sasha, and Arixb.

This year, our feature campaign tackled Online Violence Against Women. We highlighted the devastating impact that online abuse will have on emerging generations of women worldwide, as well as the lack of response from transnational social media organizations such as Twitter. Up to 41% of women who have experienced harassment online have felt their physical safety was at risk, and 24% felt that their families were also at risk.

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.

Nov 09

Amnesty International's Northeast Regional Conference

by Stina Stannik

The theme of the regional conference, and a recurring element in much of Amnesty's work, is Moments to Movements: how do individual experiences and specific instances in time inform the broader communities and movements of which we are part?

Oct 28

Film Screening: Gulabi Gang

by kendalltodd

On Monday, October 26, 2015 Tufts Amnesty screened the 2012 documentary Gulabi Gang, a film about an Indian women's organization dedicated to combating violence against women.

Nov 14

SLAMnesty!

by tuftsigl

Tufts Amnesty and SWAT (Spoken Word Alliance at Tufts) held an open mic night, bringing together a group of passionate students and artists to perform spoken word pieces on various issues in human rights. It was an evening full of poetry and creative expression.  

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