The CC chapter of Amnesty International is a group of students from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth, and dignity are denied. We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer more just world.
Amnesty meets the first and third Wednesday evening of each block from 7-8pm. Location TBD.
If you are interested in learning more about Amnesty, please contact Dawn Mapatano at Mapatano@ColoradoCollege.edu
"After reading the news on any given day, it's hard not to feel depressed by all the violence and bigotry that seems to pervade the world. However, at the same time, all those news reports can seem so distant and huge, that it's easy to think what's happening "over there" is too big for you to change and doesn't affect you anyway, so what more is there to offer besides a short moment of sympathy? Amnesty challenges both of these feelings, bringing these world events close and refusing to allow the status quo to remain as is."
--Meaghan Berns '13
"I work with Amnesty International, because when I started to learn about human rights abuses around the world in my classes at CC, I wanted to do more than just read the news and talk about these issues in the classroom. Through Amnesty I have found some of the most inspiring, dedicated, kind, and intelligent people that I have met at Colorado College. It is so heartening to be surrounding by individuals who dedicate their time, energy, and spirit to an organization that does so much good in the world. My time with Amnesty has made me grow as a humanitarian, activist, and student leader, and I am so appreciative for the opportunity to defend the very rights I have grown up taking for granted as a citizen of the U.S."
-- Helen Feldman '15