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Write for Rights at the Provincial Hotel: Amnesty International Event
Sun. 4 December 2016, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm AEDT
Write a letter, change a life. December 4 is your chance to be a hero, and join human rights supporters around the globe taking part in Amnesty International's Write for Rights 2016.
Join us for lunch, film screening and letter writing at the Provincial Hotel in Fizroy, to defend the human rights of courageous people under threat. Speak up for an Egyptian journalist jailed for photographing a protest, indigenous peoples of the Peace River in Canada struggling to save their ancestral lands, a student from Cameroon facing 20 years in jail for an SMS, and a teacher in Indonesia jailed and tortured for waving a flag.
The afternoon includes screening of short documentaries on the cases. Lunch will be provided.
We invite you to do something real in support of human rights. During the 2015 event, hundreds of thousands of letters were written around the world. Many of their subjects were subsequently released from prison, including Albert Woodfox, 44 years after he was first placed in solitary confinement in the US.
Want to learn more about Write for Rights? Read up on Amnesty's work and the 2016 cases at Amnesty International Australia's website, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the event.