Amnesty International at Brown University
As Amnesty International's Brown University Chapter, we aim to support and contribute to the work of Amnesty's international organization by campaigning for human rights. We provide a space for students to discuss and engage with social justice issues, including refugee rights, civil rights, reproductive rights, the rights of incarcerated people, LGBTQ+ rights, and more. During our weekly meetings, we keep each other updated on current events and human rights violations. We also plan numerous events, including teach-ins, letter-writing campaigns, and fundraisers. In addition, we collaborate with the local Rhode Island Amnesty Chapter to plan events and bring speakers to campus. This year, we are working on casework that has been assigned to us by the international organization. We are advocating for the rights of two teenagers unjustly imprisoned in Bahrain. Our work on this case includes writing letters to government officials and engaging in legal research. One of our goals for this upcoming semester is to design events and campaigns that specifically target some of the human rights violations that have come about as a result of the new presidency.