Amnesty Amhesrt

Amnesty Amherst 

Amnesty Amherst is one of Amnesty International's many chapters across the United States. Our chapter, group A1-128, and is part of more than 3 million supporters, activists, and volunteers in over 150 countries who are completely independent from government, corporate and national interests, and who work to protect human rights worldwide. Amnesty International envisions a world in which every person--regardless of race, religion, gender, or ethnicity--enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. Amnesty Amherst was founded in 1978, and is one of many local Amnesty International chapters fighting to protect human rights and promote social justice for all. 

Amherst Farmers' Market

Weather permitting, Amnesty Amherst has an information tabel at the local Amherst Farmers' Market every Saturday from 10am-noon. Stop by and learn about the valuable work our chapter is doing and how YOU can get invovled. 

Monthly Meetings

Our chapter meets on the third Saturday of every month in the Amherst Room on the second floor of the Jones Library. Meetings are from 12:30pm-2:00pm and open to the general public. Feel free to stop by and check out what Amnesty Amherst is currently doing! 

Human Rights Day

Every year, Amnesty Amherst comes together with the local community to celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The official date of celebration is December 10th, commemorating the day on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the declaration in 1948. Join us this upcoming Thursday, December 10th at the Jones Library, from 1:30-3:30 pm, to celebrate the importance of protecting all human rights. 

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Amnesty Amherst at Local Farmers' Market

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Amnesty Amherst End Torture Campaign

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Amnesty Amherst at Local Farmers' Market with Senator Rosenberg and State Representative Ellen Story

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Stop Torture Campaign during Torture Awareness Month

Our Latest News 

Winter 2017

Guest Speaker Rep. Jim McGovern to mark Human Rights Day on Dec. 10 

It is particularly fitting that U.S. Representative James “Jim” McGovern, long-time advocate for human rights around the globe, will be the guest speaker at this year’s Human Rights Day anniversary. The celebration and talk by Rep. McGovern will take place on Sunday, December 10th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm in the Jones Library’s Woodbury Room in Amherst. It is free and open to the public. 

Fighting to End Capital Punishment 

Our chapter stands with Amnesty International's belief that the death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights. Amnesty Amherst is campaining alonside the rest of Amnesty International to end capital punishment within the U.S. 

Down with Drones

Our chapter is deeply concerned that the Obama Adiministration's use of lethal drones violates international law and the human right to life. 

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