Midwest Regional Conference

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It is our sincere pleasure to invite you to this year's Midwest Regional Conference. Join us October 7-9, 2016, as we stand shoulder to shoulder in the great city of Detroit to make a lasting human rights impact. The Midwest Regional Conference brings together hundreds of Amnesty members and other human rights activists from around the country. With our Regional Conference Planning Committee and Regional Office as co-hosts, together we will continue our tradition of engaging in networking opportunities, inspiring plenaries, outstanding keynotes, and hands-on skill-building workshops, as well as shaping the policies of the organization.

Through interactive programs and workshops, exceptional speakers and engaging exhibits, the Regional Conference will facilitate discussions about human rights issues in the United States and around the world and motivate us to take action. As activists, we will be challenged to initiate change within our own communities. This will only happen with you – we need you there!

Don't forget to follow us on social media.
Twitter: @AmnestyMWRO
Instagram: amnestymwro
Facebook: Amnesty International Mid-West Office


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Did you know?

Detroit is a city defined by immense pride, diversity, and culture. Home to the automotive industry in the early 20th century, the Motor City represented economic opportunity. With the 1974 election of the city’s first black mayor, Coleman Young, Detroit embodied a new image: one of black empowerment and racial equality. Today, Amnesty International USA stands behind Midwest activists’ fight against gun violence, and applauds their successes in legislative advocacy. Representative of the region’s activists’ emphasis on equal opportunity, the state of Michigan is home to the largest percentage of refugees, and is expected to accept an even larger number this coming year. In alignment with AIUSA’s “The America I Believe In” campaign, activists throughout the Midwest are standing up against prejudice and hate.



If you (or a member of your group) 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.



  • Date: Friday, October 7, 2016 – Sunday, October 9, 2016
  • Location: Detroit, MI
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Detroit – Dearborn
    5801 Southfield Expressway, Detroit, MI 48228 (map)


Regional Conference Planning Committee

We’d like to give a special thank you to our Midwest Regional Conference Planning Committee, who has worked tirelessly to ensure the success of our event. We greatly appreciate your dedication to the human rights movement and to Amnesty International USA.

Amber Bageris, Blaine Mineman, Margaret Hall, Susan Mitchell, Aubrey Dvorak, Vibha Venkatesha, Sheham Saif, Hamzah Latif, Rania Zakaria, Ken Grunow, Rachel Lobb, Shreya Sutariya, Paul Moriarty.

Learn how you can join the Regional Conference Planning committee for 2017!


Regional Conference Resources

All AIUSA Regional Conferences are wheelchair accessible, have gender neutral bathrooms and will provide translation services if required.


Request For Proposals

The RFP process for the 2016 Regional Conference is now closed. On behalf of the Regional Planning Committee and AIUSA staff we’d like to give a special thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal.


Vote on Resolutions

In order to participate in the membership resolution process, you must be a dues-paying member of AIUSA. The good news is, it's not too late to become a member! Sign up here, or join or renew onsite to enjoy full participation in the AIUSA resolution process at the Regional Conferences.You can review the 2016 Midwest Regional Conference resolutions packet on the Activist Resource Community (ARC) here.


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