GTA Amnesty International Newsletter – October 2021

Take Action for a Fair COVID-19 Vaccine Join our national youth organizers in a letter writing campaign for a Fair Covid-19 vaccine. We plan to collect as many letters as possible from now until November 29, after which we will send all the letters we collect to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. What you can do:Sign the letter and email it back…

GTA Amnesty International Newsletter – September 2021

“A Fable for our Time “ – adaptation of ‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell, by Maeve Colleary- Damico  CALLING ALL ANIMALS!   Join Amnesty International’s first ever audio-only show! A live dramatic reading of ‘A Fable for our Time’, an adaptation of ‘Animal Farm’ by George Orwell.   Looking for fifteen (15) enthusiastic readers with experience and comfort in public speaking and performing. The…

GTA Amnesty International Newsletter – August 2021

GREAT NEWS: After two years in ICE detention, Maura is free!After a campaign to free Maura, a 41-year-old transgender woman originally from Nicaragua, generated thousands of emails — including at least 3,000 Urgent Actions from Canada — to the ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) San Diego Field Office, the agency has finally released her. Maura…

GTA Amnesty International Newsletter – July 2021

GREAT NEWS: Nassima al-Sada and Samar Badawi released from prison in Saudi Arabia The prominent women human rights defenders Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sada were detained in 2018, instead of being appreciated for leading change and women’s rights campaigns in Saudi Arabia. These brave women should have never been detained in the first place and, while out…

Celebrating 60 Years!

Write for Rights victories to help you celebrate our movement’s 60th anniversary | View in browser Dear Renee, It’s Amnesty International’s 60th birthday! To mark 60 years of humanity in action, we’re launching a year-long celebration of human rights. You can see upcoming events and reflections from Amnesty supporters at amnesty.ca/60years.  Today we’re celebrating by sharing victories that you’ve…

Indigenous Children Deserve Justice

Please send an urgent message to Prime Minister Trudeau. | View in browser. Photo credit: Cole Burston/ Getty Images Content warning: This message contains details about abuses suffered at Canada’s residential schools.  Dear Friends, On May 27th, the remains of 215 Indigenous children, some as young as three years old, were found on the grounds of the former…

GTA Amnesty International Newsletter June 2021

Indigenous Children Deserve Justice and Accountability The remains of 215 Indigenous children were found buried on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia on 27 May 2021. Amnesty International mourns these children and those who never came home. We are in solidarity with residential school survivors, their families, and all First…

Summer 2021 Activism Guide

Welcome to your Summer 2021 Activism Guide!  Our Secretary General, Ketty Nivyabandi, has written a special message for activists to share her hopes and challenges for a new season as Amnesty Canada addresses systemic racism within our section.  Our vital human rights work still continutes. The Activism Guide contains everything you need to take action with Amnesty International this spring and…

GTA Amnesty International Newsletter May 2021

“Water: Mother Nature’s Blood – screening and panelSunday May 2nd Join us at 4pm EST on Sunday May 2nd for the Canadian premiere of Water: Mother Nature’s Blood. This powerful 44-minute documentary from Guatemala tells the story of a courageous struggle by Maya Q’eqchi communities to protect their rights and access to life-sustaining water. The screening will…

Khaled Drareni Algerian Journalist Released

Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni has been released! Thank you for supporting him during Write for Rights | View in browser. We’re so excited to share happy news with you: Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, jailed for covering protests, has been conditionally released!  Thank you so much for your dedicated efforts and support for Khaled’s freedom during Write for Rights…