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This is a post by Zak Pearsall from Amnesty International at USC.
Amnesty International is the world’s large grassroots human rights organization of over 3 million members who campaign to end human rights abuses around the globe.
We base our work on Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards and maintain independence from any government, political ideology, economic interest, or religion. Due to this commitment to nonpartisanship and being non-ideological, Amnesty’s approach differs from that of Democracy for America. Nevertheless, the human rights movement has great allies in many of the Forward organizations on campus. Freedom of religion, women’s rights, and gay rights are all human rights and SSA, FMLA, and BGLSA are all natural allies on these issues.
While remaining independent of the particular ideology espoused by DFA, Amnesty participates in Forward as a way to collaborate with and support other groups working on human rights issues.
March 25 in Gambrell 152 Amnesty and the Baha’i Club are hosting documentary viewing and conversation about the challenges facing by Iran’s Baha’i community in seeking higher education.https://www.facebook.com/events/561171553907554/
April 6-7 we will host our annual state meeting for South Carolina Amnesty groups here in Columbia. All students and community members are welcome to attend.https://www.facebook.com/events/154042784755584/?fref=ts
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