Our theme this year is The Power of Us. Together, we have the power to create a world where human rights are enjoyed by all. The 2017 Annual General Meeting will equip and connect Amnesty International USA’s members and activists to help defend the inalienable human rights of all people – no matter who they are or where they are.
Did you know?
Authentic Southwestern culture permeates the streets of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The numerous Pueblo sites and Indigenous-focused museums display New Mexico’s deep-rooted Native American heritage. The influence of the indigenous Zia tribe is boldly displayed on the state flag. The ancient red symbol represents the four sacred obligations one must develop: a strong body, a clear mind, a pure spirit, and a devotion to the welfare of others.
This city is home to people of diverse backgrounds, including Mexican Americans, Native Americans from the Navajo Nation and 19 Pueblos from across the state, Spanish descendants, White Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans, and immigrants and refugees from many countries throughout the world.
AIUSA members, too, are devoted to the welfare of others as they work to defend human rights through our priority campaigns. Our members in the West are leading the fight against gun violence and bringing attention to severe cases of police brutality.
Through our campaign, People on the Move, our members can have the opportunity to make significant strides for the strong migrant community, and continue to advocate for rights along the Southwest border. AIUSA members and activists are combatting injustice and human rights violations one letter, one protest, and one campaign at a time.
Dates: March 10th – 12th 2017
Location: Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa Albuquerque, NM
We would like to give a special thank you to our 2017 AGM Program Committee for their hard work and commitment to the success of our Annual General Meeting.
Thomas Benner - Resolutions Committee Chair, Julie Ikeda - Western Representative, Lisa Konczal - Southern Representative, Amrita Minhas - Mid Atlantic Representative, Akriti Panthi - Midwest Representative, Carrol Pearson - Area Coordinator Steering Committee/Western region
Amnesty International Conference Visionaries
Will be announced soon.
We'd like to thank our goodwill supporters who are making it possible for our youth and future leaders to attend this year's AGM:
Gary Davis, Janet MacLean, Nasrin Marzban and Greg Minshall.
Request for Proposals
The RFP process for the 2017 Annual General Meeting and HUman Rights Conference is now closed. on behalf of the AGM Planning Committee and AIUSA Staff we'd like to give a special thank you to everyone who submitteed a proposal.
Voting on Resolutions
Please note that in order to cast a vote in the 2017 AGM Working Parties and Voting Plenary, you must be an active member of AIUSA and you must have purchased your membership (or received a valid dues-waiver) by no later than January 19, 2017 (50 days before the start of the AGM.) If you have any questions about this process, please contact us at [email protected]. To renew your membership or become a member, please click here.
If you are 17 years of age or younger, AIUSA requires that this waiver agreement, be completed by a legal guardian and that a chaperone accompany you for the entire duration of the conference. AIUSA does not assume responsibility for minors. Please read the waiver carefully. Please sign the waiver and email a copy to [email protected] no later than March 6, 2017. If you have any questions or concerns, contact [email protected] or 212.633.4168.
For more information on this year's Annual General Meeting, contact [email protected] or 212.633.4168