I love social media because it’s not like the 3rd grade. On Twitter, when I ask someone to invite me to their party, they do.
Yesterday it was Amnesty International, which is celebrating their 50th anniversary today and having parties around the world right now to celebrate their work.
I attended the DC party near Farragut Square and brought along my husband. We signed up for membership, which I think might officially make us liberals(?). It also got us free drinks, t-shirts, and the chance to be a more active part of Amnesty’s work.
I’d been wanting to join since starting to read the organization’s annual report on the state of world human rights – a massive publication. It’s been an incredible read so far and clearly took an immense amount of work to produce, so I was hoping to pay them back for their efforts.
They had drink specials, a few speakers, a drum circle, a raffle, petitions to sign, and cake. I’m hoping the cake was made with slave-free chocolate, since it would just be weird if Amnesty International inadvertently supported slavery at their anniversary event.
Amnesty International is a worldwide group working to promote human rights. Originally they advocated for prisoners of conscience. Today, they still focus a lot of their efforts on wrongful imprisonment, but over the years they have added other human rights issues as their resources have grown.
To go to your own Amnesty party or to get involved, find a chapter in your area.