Amnesty International Youth Gathering

Posted on November 24, 2010

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DATE:            26th November 2010, 8.00 PM

THE EVENT RUNS FROM 8.00PM TILL 12.00 AM

VENUE:  The Bee, Jaya One, 2A-G, Block K, Jaya One No.72 Jalan

Universiti, Section 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

26th November marks the start of 16 days of activism which culminates in the worldwide celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, also known as World Human Rights Day on 10th December. 16 days of activism commemorates the Mirabal sisters who were activists in the Dominican Republic during Rafael Trujillo’s dictatorship. The sisters were assassinated for their involvement in attempting to overthrow the fascist government. The sisters were clubbed to death and their car pushed over a cliff to make it seem like an accident. However, this spelt the end of Trujillo’s era as the assassination then lead to massive revolt which ultimately overthrew his government.

Throughout this 16 day period, some other noteworthy dates are as follows:

29th November: International Women Human Rights Defenders Day

1st December: World AIDS Day

6th December: Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre.

Thus, Amnesty International Malaysia would like to invite the youth to join us in solidarity in commemorating this historic date. The gathering carrying the concept of an open mic night/ gig will provide the youth with a forum to express themselves, meet like minded youths and most importantly find out how they can get involved in human rights. Performers include singer-activist Meor Yusof Aziddin, Ray Cheong, Noris Ali, Priscilla Xavier, Rebecca Yau, Josh Hong, Fitri, Prof. Dr Wan Zawawi (poet-singer cum anthropologist) and others.

For any enquiries please contact:

Adeline Choo, Tel: 603-79552680, Email: aimalaysia@aimalaysia.org

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