Mission

Amnesty International, USA, a branch of Amnesty International, works every day, all over the nation to prevent abuses of human rights, both in this country and worldwide. The Weston High School chapter has worked on many of the campaigns for Amnesty, including the ongoing Campaign Against Torture, the fight against the death penalty, and recently has worked to educate about and raise money for Darfur, Sudan. We combine traditional letter-writing activism with online action, including working with Fast Action Stops Torture (FAST), and the Urgent Action Network (UA). To take action against human rights violations now, visit Amnesty USA Online Action Center.

Club Advisor: Mr. Nick Pezzote

What’s New?

amnestyinternantionalclub Amnesty International Club at the Student Activity Fair October 2017

On March 30,2017 Amnesty International hosted a special guest speaker, Leesteffy Jenkins. Leesteffy has traveled to refugee camps in Eastern Europe four different times in 2016, and has worked as a volunteer helping Syrian refugees find homes in the United States. Her presentation will surround the current happenings in Syria, and how our community here in Weston can help. WHS sophomore and Amnesty International member, Nicole Kendall, has a particular connection with our guest speaker, as Nicole’s family hosted a Syrian family who they were connected with by Leesteffy.