Amnesty International Candle Day AmnesTEA
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)
East Melbourne, VIC
Join us on Tuesday 10 December, 2013, for Amnesty International Victoria's Candle Day celebrations with AmnesTEA, a multicultural tea party.
Coinciding with International Human Rights Day, this tea party brings together good food and company at an outdoor tea party to raise awareness and funds for Amnesty International's human rights work.
Come and enjoy a buffet spread of African, Asian, and European finger foods, and tea (or bubbly, purchased by the glass) and take part in supporting human rights around the world. Bring along a picnic blanket or chair (tables and chairs will also be set up) and make the most of the beautiful Victorian Parliament House's Parliamentary Gardens.
Amnesty International merchandise (ranging from $2 bookmarks and stickers, $5 freedom bracelets and badges, $5-$10 Christmas cards, $9 blank notebooks, $20 2014 diaries, and $25-$35 t-shirts) will also be available for purchase on the day.
This is a public event, open to everyone. In attendance will be Victorian Members of Parliament, Amnesty International Australia Action Group members, Schools Network Action Groups, supporters and members of the general public.
Please bring a paper or electronic copy of your ticket with you on the day. Limited tickets will also be available at the door.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have questions or need any assistance with registration.
Candle Day brings together local activists, human rights supporters, and communities to celebrate human rights and diversity. Take part in the global Write for Rights campaign, the Individuals at Risk letter writing marathon, on the day. Write a letter or sign a petition in support of people at risk of or suffering human rights violations. They are people imprisoned for sending a tweet or attending a protest; they are on death row after an unfair trial; they are experiencing rape, torture and abuse at the hands of their governments.
Come along, get involved and help support human rights!
Other Candle Day and International Human Rights Day events:
On Tuesday 10 December, also keep an eye out for Amnesty International blitz volunteers around in the city and help support our Write for Rights campaign by signing the petition, or visit our Amnesty International Stall at the State Library of Victoria forecourt from 11am - 7pm.
If you are passionate about human rights and are looking to get involved after work, enter the Australians for Human Rights' 'Imagine Speech Competition' from 5pm, Tuesday 10 December at the State Library of Victoria forecourt. Write a 500-1000 word speech about human rights, if successful you will be invited to present your speech in public in the forecourt before a jury of esteemed artists, academic and human rights advocates. Deadline: Monday 2 December.
When & Where
Amnesty International Australia Victoria - Candle Day Coordinator
Amnesty International Australia is a worldwide movement of people campaigning to protect human rights. We have a vision in which every person enjoys all the rights stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
To find out more or to get involved, call:
(03) 9412 0700,
or visit our website: