Throughout the year, our Amnesty International Action Circle hosts various special events, usually in solidarity with nationally and internationally-recognized human rights events. Click on the button below each image to learn more!
For International Women’s Day (Mar 8), we dedicate our letter writing to women human rights defenders and to women’s rights.
Our Highway Cleanup (first OR second Sat in May) is an event to support human rights and help the environ-ment at the same time.
The annual Sisters in Spirit (Oct 4) event consists of a march and vigil in honour of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
Upcoming Special Events
On August 9, 2016, a young Cree man named Colten Boushie died from a gunshot to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley’s rural property with his friends. The jury’s subsequent acquittal of Stanley captured international attention, raising questions about racism embedded within Canada’s legal system and propelling Colten’s family to national and international stages in their pursuit of justice. Sensitively directed by Tasha Hubbard, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up weaves a profound narrative encompassing the filmmaker’s own adoption, the stark history of colonialism on the Prairies, and a vision of a future where Indigenous children can live safely on their homelands.
October 4th is a day where we honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). The violence experienced by Indigenous women and girls in Canada is a national tragedy. We must take the time to give thanks to the families who are our reason for demanding continued action.
Every year, Lethbridge and area community members come together to write letters on behalf of prisoners of conscience from all over the world. We supply everything you need - paper, pens and postage - we just need you to come and write the letters! Never written a letter like this before? No problem, we can help!
Highway Cleanup is our annual fundraiser that helps pay for stamps, letter writing supplies, and fund events throughout the year. Join us to help Amnesty Lethbridge clean up Alberta Highways and support our group in sending hundreds of letters around the world every year!