Save the Date: Amnesty International Pittsburgh Group 39 is partnering with City of Asylum to bring you an event focused on the importance of the written word, the right to bear witness to the truth and the censorship and violence faced by writers, poets, bloggers, and journalists.
“Write to Witness” will feature writers and speakers, educational materials, and ways to take action to support individuals at risk.
It will be held at City of Asylum’s Alphabet City Tent on Sampsonia Way, on Tuesday, June 23, 7-9 pm.
More details and flyer to come!
Amnesty International Group 39 is also a sponsor of this great event. March 26th!
Stay tuned: on March 3rd, our ad hoc planning committee is gathering to get started on some events and activities in 2015!!!
We’ll post possible events and calls for help in making them happen!
Things like speaker panels, film screenings/talks, poetry readings, music events and MORE!
If you have a great idea for an event OR a group we can partner with on something, email Ayres or Chris: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are not big on capacity right now (let’s hope that changes in the warmer months!), but big on IDEAS and we’d love to do events that offer a local + international connection.
Brenda Sólkez reads the names of the 46 Mexican students, who were killed or missing from Ayotzinapa, during Amnesty International Pittsburgh’s Write-a-thon and Human Rights Festival.
Not enough investigation was done, and the government has closed the case. However, human rights groups are demanding answers and justice for innocents killed or disappeared.