Southern Regional Conference

Copyright 2016 Favianna Rodriguez,

It is our sincere pleasure to invite you to this year's Southern Regional Conference. Join us November 19-20, 2016, as we stand shoulder to shoulder in the great city of Houston to make a lasting human rights impact. The Southern 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!

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Online registration for the Southern Regional Conference will close on Monday, november 14th at 11:59pm EST

Eventbrite - Amnesty International Southern Regional Conference (Houston, TX)


Did you know?

Houston is a vibrant, beautiful city of rich culture with southern hospitality and vast legacy of ethnic and racial diversity. Home to the legacy of Buffalo soldiers and NASA, Houston is the embodiment of innovation, breakthrough, resilience and community. Amnesty members, along with local and regional organizers, activist, educators, artists, and others from across the South will mobilize for the 2016 Southern Regional Conference. 

Convening to participate in workshops, plenaries, conversations and actions to change Our World! During the three days, we will learn, dream, and build to advance human rights. In alignment with AIUSA’s campaigns on gun violence, refugee and migrant rights, and human rights defenders; activists in the South remain united in their pursuit of police accountability and the protection of all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, or nationality. W.E.B. DuBois said, “As the South Goes, So Goes A Nation”; we are excited to begin that work in Houston, Texas!



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: Saturday, November 19, 2016 – Sunday, November 20, 2016
  • Location: Houston, TX
    Hyatt Regency North Houston
    425 N Sam Houston Pkwy East, Houston, TX 77060 (map)


Regional Conference Planning Committee

We’d like to give a special thank you to our Southern 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.

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 Southern Regional Conference resolutions packet on the Activist Resource Community (ARC) here.


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