Amnesty International Announces Fall Conference Featuring Carlos Mauricio, Founder of Stop Impunity Project
Nashville, TN, August 30, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Nashville’s chapter of Amnesty International will welcome Carlos Mauricio as keynote speaker for its September 20 conference. Mr. Mauricio will share his personal story of strength and triumph as a human rights activist who faced torture and imprisonment in El Salvador in 1983. He cites the support and letters from Amnesty International members around the world as a factor in his release.
This will be the 5th annual Amnesty conference by the Nashville group and will also feature regional Amnesty International organizers as well as local organizations. The Amnesty team will lead a workshop on effective actions for human rights issues in Nashville, and participants will design activities they can implement in their own work, or with Amnesty in Nashville.
“Nashville has a long history of human rights and civil rights activists and leaders,” says chapter co-coordinator Julie Brinker who also serves as Community Affairs Coordinator at the Church of Scientology. “It’s important that people continue to take up the fight for dignity for all man.”
The Tennessee Amnesty International Human Rights conference will take place on September 20th, 9:30am - 1:30pm at the Friends House on 26th Avenue North. All are welcome and encouraged to attend to learn more about their human rights and how to be more involved.
Nashville's Amnesty International group engages in local and international human rights campaigns, and has been active in the community for several years. Members are volunteers and the group is nonpartisan and nonprofit. It is a member of the Nashville Peace and Justice Center coalition, and meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday of each month, at 6pm at the Friend's House, 530 26th Avenue North.
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. It is independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion, and funded mainly by membership and public donations.