Amnesty International Western Regional Conference, Nov 1-3 in Los Angeles, CA


Amnesty International Western Regional Conference, Nov 1-3 in Los Angeles, CA

Amnesty International invites you to attend the 2013 Western Regional Conference in Los Angeles, November 1-3 at the Four Points by Sheraton LAX. The program is attached. Join hundreds of human rights activists from across the 13 Western states for expert panel discussions, skills-building workshops, film screenings and much more.

  This year’s Western Regional Conference might be one of the best ever so register TODAY don’t miss out. We have an incredible program lined up for you. A few of the speakers will be:
· Steven Hawkins, Amnesty International USA’s New Executive Director
· Tavis Smiley, nationally renowned TV and radio talk show host
· Lhamo Tso, wife of imprisoned Tibetan filmmaker Dhondup Wangchen
· Nazanin Boniadi, human rights advocate and actress in "Homeland" on Showtime, Iron Man and How I Met Your Mother  
· Steven M. Kleinman, former intelligence officer and counterterrorism expert
· Gloria Killian, spent 17 years behind bars for a murder she did not commit, and narrowly escaped death row
· Krishanti Dharmaraj, women’s rights advocate, Executive Director of IANGEL (International Action Network for Gender Equity and Law) and founder of Dignity Index
· Anne K. Richardson, civil rights lawyer who has represented a Guantanamo detainee
· Ann Burroughs, former prisoner of conscience in South Africa and current Amnesty International USA Board Chair
· Professor Kim Shayo Buchanan,teaches international and comparative human rights law, prisoners’ rights, reproductive rights, race, gender and sexuality at USC Gould School of Law
· Mike Farrell, President of Death Penalty Focus and star of "M*A*S*H*"
· Heather Hargreaves, works for GO! (Generation Out) Athletes which is a national network of current and former LGBTQA student-athletes and allies at high school, collegiate, and post-graduate levels that serves to educate and empower.

Our workshops will include panels on: Women’s Rights, Death Penalty, Freedom of Expression in Russia, Lobbying to Win, Security with Human Rights, using art for advocacy and much more!
Friday we will screen the Sundance Award-winning documentary Dirty Wars by Jeremy Scahill about the United States’ "global war" theory, as part of Amnesty’s nationwide Game of Drones Tour.

You won’t want to miss out. Sign up now for the 2013 Western Regional Conference.
WHEN: Friday November 1 – Sunday November 3, 2013
WHERE: Los Angeles, CA – Four Points Sheraton Hotel LAX, 9750 Airport Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045 (310) 645-4600
RSVP: Register online by 12:00pm PST, Monday, October 28, 2013 or register on-site at the conference. $20 for student and $30 for adults.

Learn More: For more information, visit our conference webpage, or call (415) 288-1800.
Lodging subsidies are now available! If you’d like to apply for a subsidy complete the online form at: You must have four people for the application. Subsidy recipients will receive one hotel room for every four people for both Friday and Saturday nights of the conference, November 1st and 2nd. For more information contact us at (415) 288-1800 or

Space is limited. Register online now! $20 for student and $30 for adults.

William Butkus
Field Organizer – Western Region – Northern CA, AK, HI, NV, MT
Amnesty International USA
350 Sansome Street, Suite 210
San Francisco, CA 94104
Office 415-288-1864
Mobile 917-348-5116
Fax 415-391-3288
Twitter: @amnestywest
Save the Date: Western Regional Conference
November 1-3 in Los Angeles


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