On Amnesty’s 60th birthday iconic sites around the City of Perth, the greater metropolitan region and regional Western Australia will be lit up yellow under the theme, ‘Shine On’.
Amnesty’s 60th birthday is an opportunity to acknowledge the ongoing work of millions of ordinary people who stand up and fight for justice, freedom, and equality for all. Over 6 decades, much has been achieved: the death penalty has been abolished in over 150 countries, torturers have been brought to justice, and thousands of prisoners of conscience have been released.
“Shine On” is our way of saying that we will continue to shine a light on human rights abuses and injustices globally. Amnesty WA has a strong grassroots movement of activists who will continue to fight for refugees fleeing war and persecution, for our Indigenous Peoples, for those unfairly imprisoned, and those oppressed by cruel regimes.
We hope that our symbol of lighting the darkness will inspire others to join us in fighting for a better world.
The following sites will be lit up over the weekend of May 28-30. We would love you to take and share photos to our Amnesty WA Facebook page!
Bell Tower: 29-30 May
City of Perth Council House and Trafalgar Bridge: 30-31 May
Elizabeth Quay: 28-29 May
Fremantle Prison: 28-30 May
Matagarup Bridge, Mounts Street Bridge, Sky Ribbon, Joondalup Drive Bridge, Northbridge Tunnel: 30 May
Perth Concert Hall: 28-30 May
Yagan Square Large Screen: 28 May
Albany CBD: 28-30 May