September Featured Cause: Amnesty International
2010 Nobel Peace Prize winner and prominent Chinese scholar Liu Xiaobo who was sentenced to 11 years in prison for co-authoring a proposal for political and legal reform in China, organizing a Write for Rights Global Write-a-thon where through letters, cards, etc people call for the individual human rights to be upheld and protected and gathering 5,000 signatures for a petition to stop African governments from forcibly evicting people from their homes in informal settlements.
Fun fact: did you know author J.K. Rowling once worked for Amnesty International in their research department? In a quote on their website, here’s how she described Amnesty’s work: “Ordinary people, whose personal well-being and security are assured, join together in huge numbers to save people they do not know, and will never meet. My small participation in that process was one of the most humbling and inspiring experiences of my life.”