UPDATE: Thank you to all of the organizations who attended tonight and all of the performers: Robin Clarke, Josh Zelesnick, R.B. Mertz, Vanessa German and City of Asylum writer-in-residence Yaghoub Yadali; City Council member Corey O’Connor; all letter writers, and all the volunteers that helped make tonight a successful event leading into Human Rights Day week events!
We wrote at least 550 letters tonight!!!
We have many members writing from home and a few more that might float in over the next few days, so I’d say we got close to 600 letters written at this year’s write-a-thon/Human Rights Festival!!
REMINDER: We are hosting an informal Human Rights Happy Hour after the Festival on December 12th from 5:30-8:30 pm at Sharp Edge Beer Emporium at 302 S St Clair Street in Friendship. All are welcome to attend for updates following the Festival and to relax and have fun!
Amnesty International Pittsburgh is happy to announce an expanded version of our annual national Write-a-thon being planned for Monday, December 9, 2013 from 6-9 pm at Calvary Episcopal Church. We are inviting you to commemorate and celebrate International Human Rights Day with us!
In addition to letter writing, several other activities and features are being planned to enrich and expand this event. We’ll have information about local Pittsburgh groups who work for human rights and social justice, and a moving candlelight ceremony.
American Friends Service Committee
Amnesty International Group 524 (North Hills)
Amnesty International Pitt
City of Asylum
Councilman Corey O’Connor
Fight for Lifers West
Global Solutions Pittsburgh
Sierra Club Allegheny County
Thomas Merton Center
Our goal is 1,000 letters written for human rights!!!
Please come down for as long as you can and invite your friends and family to this event open to all ages!
FREE – food and drink provided!
Parking is available in the church lot at no cost.
If you would like to be involved, as a group or individual, in planning or to help us spread the word, please email Ayres or Chris at email@example.com.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights: http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/