GTA Amnesty International Newsletter – March 2023

They Won’t Silence Us: Indigenous, Black and Racialized Women in the Public Domain
Tuesday March 7th

Join us for a panel discussion, with Dr. Jill Andrew, Velma Morgan and Brandi Morin, in Toronto on March 7th to explore the nuances of intersecting racialized and gendered political violence targeted against women in the public domain.

The event will be inclusive of performances by spoken word poet Cassandra Myers and expressive vocalist Quisha Wint, along with a digital exhibition by artist Lindsey Tipewan.

It will be held at the Toronto Reference Library on March 7th from 5:30pm – 9:00pm. Click here for more details and to register!
Thursday March 16th, 7pm EST
Please join us for our monthly AITO members meeting, taking place Thursday, March 16th at 7 PM EST. All groups, teams and networks are encouraged to attend to share a report on your plans and activities. For new members and volunteers, there are many learning opportunities and it is a great way to discover how the organization works and how you can become more involved.    Registration is required in advance at:  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.   
AITO Annual General Meeting and Call for Board of Directors Nominations
Thursday May 18th at 7pm

Are you looking to become more involved with Amnesty International Toronto?  Are you passionate about Human Rights? Amnesty International Toronto Organization (AITO) is holding its annual elections for the Board of Directors at our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 7:00 pm.

The AITO Board manages and controls the affairs and business of AITO on behalf of the membership and makes recommendations to the AITO members. The Board ensures that the goals, objectives, and strategies of AITO are implemented and that the finances of the organization are properly planned and managed.

AITO Board members must have the willingness and ability to take on leadership roles on various AITO teams and committees. Members of the AITO Board must also attend/participate and support other AI community initiatives in the GTA; as well as promote the national priority campaigns determined by AI Canada. Please note this is a working Board and there is a significant time commitment involved.

If you wish to serve on the Board of Directors please email the Nominations Committee at with your information, your intended post and the name of the member who nominates you.  Please include a brief description of yourself including your experience and qualifications.   The following positions need to be filled with enthusiastic, energetic and dedicated volunteers! Chair (2-year term) Treasurer (2-year term) Director-at-Large (Maximum 5, 1 year term each)

If you have any questions or would like more information or a detailed position description, please email  All inquiries will remain confidential.

The deadline for nominations is April 30th.  After April 30th, nominees will be posted and elections will be held at the Amnesty International Toronto AGM on May 18th.    AITO is committed to diverse and inclusive representation of the communities we serve.  We welcome applications from suitably qualified people of all ages, from all sections of the community, including Indigenous peoples, people of colour, all genders and the gender non-conforming, LGBTQ2S+, and persons with disabilities.  We offer an inclusive and accessible recruitment and selection process.  If you are invited to attend an interview and require accommodation, please advise us in advance of our meeting.

Thank you in advance for your interest!