GTA Amnesty International Newsletter – June 2022

GUEST ESSAY SERIES For Pride 2022 & Indigenous History Month, we’ve curated a special guest essay series written by community activists & leaders of queer & Indigenous-led orgs. Throughout June, we’ll release one essay a week, each highlighting a different human rights issues for these communities. The first essay: On Intersectionality, Access to Justice, and Walking…

GTA Amnesty International Newsletter – May 2022

Amnesty’s Seasonal Activism Guide is Out! Welcome to your Spring/Summer 2022 Activism Guide!  This Activism Guide contains everything you need to take action with Amnesty International from May to August.  Please share this guide with your networks or encourage them to subscribe. HIGHLIGHTS: >In MAY, show your solidarity with anti-war protestors in Russia.  >In JUNE, take action for World…

GTA Amnesty International Newsletter – April 2022

GOOD NEWS GUATEMALA: Indigenous environmental defender Bernardo Caal Xol released!!! Our Write for Rights campaign empowered supporters to send messages calling for Bernardo’s release and respect for Indigenous rights. More than 26,500 messages were sent from Canada. THANK YOU TO ALL THAT TOOK ACTION!You can read here the press release that we have issued about Bernardo’s release.  It is incredibly…

GTA Amnesty International Newsletter – March 2022

TAKE ACTION NOW! PROTECT CIVILIANS IN UKRAINERead HERE on how Amnesty International is mobilizing as a global movement to protect human rights and lives in Ukraine and to hold leaders accountable; check our social media updates and get details on Amnesty International’s Crisis Evidence Lab analyzed digital evidence—including photos, videos and satellite imagery— of three indiscriminate attacks carried…

GTA Amnesty International Newsletter – February 2022

TAKE ACTION NOW! CANADAIn September 2021 heavily armed Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers (RCMP) entered Wet’suwet’en territory in Northwest British Columbia to enforce an injunction obtained by Coastal Gaslink. Video footage, often graphic, shows the violent arrests of various people between late September and the end of November, including two journalists, elders, and hereditary Chiefs….

GTA Amnesty International Newsletter – January 2022

41 Wins for Human Rights in 2021 It’s been a busy 2021 for Amnesty International with positive changes taking place around the world. Laws have been rewritten, awards have been won, prisoners of conscience released and our supporters have continued to campaign with passion to ensure people can live free from torture, harassment or unjust…

GTA Amnesty International Newsletter – December 2021

Dear Amnesty International Volunteers, Members, Supporters, It’s hard to come up with adequate words to describe how much your support means. You are the heart of our organization and I feel we have not thanked you enough for all that you do so please know that your passion and commitment is deeply appreciated and your…

GTA Amnesty International Newsletter – November 2021

Write for Rights 2021 Every year around Human Rights Day on December 10thAmnesty International supporters around the world send letters, emails and petitions in support of people at risk of human rights abuses. Last year, we took 4,496,875 actions. Our letters changed lives.Whether you want to write on your own, join an event, or organize something…

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…