Want to take action on human rights, but don’t really know where to start? Feeling overwhelmed by the constant news of human rights crises around the world?
We’ve been challenging injustice since the 1960s, and a big part of why we can have the impact that we do is thanks to the work of our amazing activists and volunteers all around the country – because the power of the people is stronger than the people in power.
This session will be focused on LGBTQIA+ rights. You’ll hear all about what activism means at Amnesty International, about some of the amazing human rights wins we’ve been able to achieve thanks to our people-powered movement and what we’ve got planned for LGBTQIA+ activism for the rest of the year.
Everyone should be treated equally under the law, no matter their gender, sexuality or sex characteristics. Love is love. Trans rights are human rights. Simple as that.
Some of the incredible activists from our National LGBTQIA+ Network are coming along too, so you’ll be sure to walk away from the session feeling inspired, connected and ready to take action to challenge injustice with us.
As always these sessions are relaxed and informal spaces open to everyone at any stage in their activism journey, including those who are new to the world of activism who haven’t had much experience taking action before. You don’t need to prepare anything for the session, all you need is a passion for human rights and an interest in getting more involved. The session is open to anyone in the LGBTQIA+ community and all LGBTQIA+ allies looking to get more involved.
If there’s anything we can do to make the session more accessible for you (for e.g. having closed captioning or Auslan interpreters available) please let us know.
We want to actively ensure that both this session and our Movement more broadly is a safe and comfortable place for people from all walks of life, backgrounds and experiences to be a part of, so anti-social, aggressive or hateful behaviour will not be tolerated.
This is an online event which is starting at 6pm WA time, 7.30pm NT and SA time and 8pm QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC and TAS time.