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When the Levees Broke: A History of Un-Civil Rights in AmericaA Lecture by Professor Carol AndersonTuesday, April 29, 20144:30 - 6:00pmRegenstein Library, Room 221100 57th St.Chicago
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When the Levees Broke: A History of Un-Civil Rights in America
A Lecture by Professor Carol Anderson

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
4:30 - 6:00pm
Regenstein Library, Room 22
1100 57th St.

For more information, please visit: or

Regional Conference Planning Committee Application

Apply to be a part of the 2014 Mid-West Regional Conference Planning Committee! Apply now - applications closing soon!

Sign the petition to provide reparations to the Chicago police torture survivors

Torture in the USA? Tragically, yes. Chicago police systematically tortured over 100 people, all men of color, over two decades.

During the 1970’s, ‘80’s and early ‘90’s, police in Chicago under the direction of former COmmander Jon Burge systematiclly tortured suspects.

In addition to beatings, individuals alleged that they were subjected to electic shocks; had plastic bags placed over their heads and had been threatened with mock executions. Forced confessions resulted in many individuals being sentenced to long prison terms or even death.

Please urge the Chicago City Council to meet its obligation to ensure repartations for torture survivors by passing the Repartations Ordinance for the Chicago Police Torture Survivors.

Changing the World 1 Tweet at a Time!

A million strong for human rights. As the Amnesty movement has shown time and time again over of the past 53 years,individual after individual standing up and shining a light, inspiring others to stand with them. Thanks a million for all you do. Shine on!



Student Activist Coordinators

We are currently looking for Student Activist Coordinators (SAC) for each state throughout the Mid-West region.

SAC’s are experienced organizers responsible for implementing and leading Amnesty International USA’s student and youth activism in their assigned states and across the country. In their assigned areas, SAC’s recruit new school groups, educate and mobilize people around campaign opportunities, support Amnesty members to be aware of policy-related issues, and act as a spokesperson for AI where appropriate. They represent youth activists in their state and work closely with the National Youth Action Committee.

If you are interested in this position, please let us know! Send us a message, contact your Field Organizer, or the Mid-West Office!

"Beneath the Blindfold" Film Screening

Come see “Beneath the Blindfold” this Monday, April 21st at the Chicago Cultural Center!

Student Group Registration Form

Hey AI Student Groups! It’s Time to Re-Register Your Student Group for  2014-2015!  

Get a head start and ensure that your student group continues to be a part of AIUSA’s Student Program this fall!

Follow the link below to register!



Time to End the Death Penalty in New Hampshire

What You can do for New Hampshire!

The vote on the New Hampshire Death Penalty Repeal bill is this Thursday, April 17 and Amnesty International is working hard to try and move a few more votes in the Senate. Below is a list of ways members and activists can help:

Do you know someone in New Hampshire?! As we tell State Senators to vote yes (HB 1170) to end the death penalty, we need constituents to make calls to their Senator. If you know someone who lives in New Hampshire or might have family and friends who live there - tell them to take action with us at:

As well as call their State Senator. They can find out who their Senator is by using the following link:

Stand in solidarity with New Hampshire! For those who do not live in New Hampshire, but would like to stand in solidarity with us, take action at:

For more information, please visit:

Susan Sarandon’s Blog:

"After Death Row in Texas, I’m Fighting to End the Death Penalty" by Kerry Max Cook:



Dead Man Walking

Please attend:

DEAD MAN WALKING: The Conversation Continues

with Sister Helen Prejean

Featuring a performance by DePaul Universiyt students from the activist group Looped.Together

Tuesday, April 29 | 6:00 PM

Harold Washington Library Center

Cindy Pritzker Auditorium

400 S. State St. | Chicago

For more information, email