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    May 19, 2017
    Amnesty activists with One Fire

    By: Ishaan Chandok

    On April 22nd, 2017, a day accompanied with beautiful weather, the group One Fire invited Amnesty activists from the Business & Human Rights/Indigenous Rights Team to join them for a concert at Christie Pits Park in Toronto. Under the message “We Are One”, artists came together in this collective movement to deliver music based on topics such as peace, love, and freedom. The focus of the event was Earth Day 2017, and between musical guests, Amnesty International volunteers were given time at the mic to speak to the audience. 

    November 19, 2015

    Contributions from AI Toronto Film Team members: Kathryn Birkett, Sareema Husein, Nazila Mofrad, Cindy Ou, Violet Rusu

    What does the current state of free expression and human rights look like through the lens of a Canadian journalist, a film maker and an actress and Indigenous activist? Three industry professionals weighed in on the discussion at Toronto’s Paintbox Bistro on Thursday November 12th, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Amnesty International’s Reel Awareness Human Rights Film Festival.

     

    March 16, 2015

    When I was first presented with the idea of becoming a Fieldworker, I had really no idea of what that meant other than our Fieldworker, Mary Trumpener, knew a great deal and was an excellent organizer, even in situations where it seemed like herding cats. 

    I have been looking back on my time as a Fieldworker lately as we have lost our Mary Trumpener to cancer.  For the past 12 years I have done so very many things, met some incredible people in Amnesty and those we have worked as Amnesty members to free.  If I had to sum up what I have done it and put it into a job description I would say I have been an educating, facilitating, planning, supporting member for Amnesty’s continued growth in Northern Alberta.  Seems daunting, and sometimes it has been, but it has always been

     

    Rally for Omar Khadr, Edmonton, 2009

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