Nashville Chapter of Amnesty International Gears Up for Fourth Annual Conference

Amnesty International’s Nashville chapter has much to look forward to in 2013.

Nashville, TN, February 27, 2013 --( With a newly elected leadership team, the local chapter is planning its biggest bash yet, inviting other chapters from around the state for the first Tennessee Statewide Amnesty International conference.

In past years, the Nashville group strived to put education and communication into action during the conference. Speakers from human rights organizations would each give action steps for what could be done right now to make a difference. Amnesty members would also provide letters on behalf of prisoners of conscience that could be signed on the spot.

Recently elected co-organizers, Lisa Kammerud and Julie Brinker, feel that even more can be done. Brinker, who is also the Community Affairs Director for the Church of Scientology has been a longtime crusader for human rights, “When I look at the state of the world today, I feel an obligation to help make things better.”

With a statewide conference, including Amnesty members from Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville, more is bound to happen.

Organizations who have presented in past years include the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, Conexion Americas, Free for Life International, Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, Coalition for Education about Immigration, Tennessee Human Rights Commission and the Metro Nashville Human Relations Commission, among others.

The conference has been set tentatively for May 2013.

For more information on Amnesty International, visit For information on how to get involved with the local chapter, write to
Nashville Amnesty
Julie Brinker