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Amnesty International: Human Rights Art Festival, April 2010

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Silver Spring, Maryland, April 23-25, 2010
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Produced by Thomas Block

Interview with producer Tom Block, talking about the Festival, on Coffee House TV

Three Women from the Anti-Violence Against Women's Conference (Saturday, 4/24 @ 10 am in City Place Theater I) are interviewed by the Festival media sponsor, WPFW 89.3 FM

Click here for a video about the producer of the festival.

 

 

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the first ever Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival, a multi-media event that fuses the passion of artists with the values of Amnesty International. No human expression reaches into the soul, as does art. Since our founding art and artists have played a powerful and central role in Amnesty International’s fight for human rights as a means to further our goals.

In the spirit of our movement this venture is being completely led by volunteers, from Producer Tom Block, to each individual artist. The hundreds of production volunteers, Amnesty International members and artists are all lending their services to this event for free, to help further the goals of universal human rights, justice and freedom. We are deeply thankful for their contributions.

I hope that you will find the time to come to the Festival and enjoy the art/advocacy events, which span the creative impulse from visual art and music to theater, dance, film, installations, spoken word and other media. Not only will you appreciate the beauty of the artists’ work, but you will also come away with a deeper understanding of the specific human rights for which Amnesty International campaigns and how different people around the world are working for social transformation in different cultures.

If you cannot come to Silver Spring in April, please take a moment and join Amnesty International. Your membership is vital to us; by clicking the link below, you can become one of the millions of people worldwide who are taking action and bringing about changes to make our world a more just and equitable place for all of us.

Many thanks – and I hope to see you in Silver Spring, MD this April!

Sincerely,

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Norman Lear joins the Art Festival Executive Committee

Norman Lear (American television writer and producer who produced such sitcoms as All in the Family, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, Good Times and Maude, as well as founding People For the American Way) has signed on as Executive Producer of the first ever Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival. In officially joining the endeavor, he sent along a note to Art Festival Producer Thomas Block that said: "I couldn't admire more your idea and plan for the Human Rights Arts Festival."

 

 

 

  Media Sponsors  
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  Official Partners  
casa logo downtown silver spring logo UNESCO center for peace logo
empowered women international pyramid atlantic logo PAVE logo
artwhino plaza art logo jackie's
88 productions logo Arthritis Foundation kefa cafe mural
docs in progress logo Asian American Literary Review Symposium The Meditation Museum
Very Special Arts culture id logo Conflict Resolution Center
greg staley photography fenton street market logo silver spring regional center logo
the courage network quarry house tavern city place
International Domestic Violence Memorial austrian cultural forum willow st yoga logo
montgomery county do and go logo art humanities council montgomery county  

 

 

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Honorary Committee

Honorary Committee Chairwoman
Ms. Catherine Leggett
First Lady of Montgomery County
Maryland

Honorable Ben Cardin
U.S. Senator
Maryland

Honorable Susan Collins
U.S. Senator
Maine

Honorable John Kerry
U.S. Senator
Massachusetts

Honorable Richard G. Lugar
U.S. Senator
Indiana

Honorable Barbara Mikulski
U.S. Senator
Maryland

Honorable Bernard Sanders
U.S. Senator
Vermont

Honorable Olympia Snowe
U.S. Senator
Maine

Honorable Donna F. Edwards
U.S. Congresswoman
4th Congressional District Maryland

Honorable John Lewis
U.S. Congressman
Georgia

Honorable Chris Van Hollen
U.S. Congressman
Maryland

Honorable Martin O'Malley
Governor
Maryland

Honorable Isiah (Ike) Leggett
County Executive
Montgomery County, MD

Honorable Marc Elrich
Montgomery County Councilman
Montgomery County, MD

Honorable Valerie Ervin
Montgomery County Councilwoman
Montgomery County, MD

Honorable Sheila Hixson
State Delegate
Maryland State House

Honorable Tom Hucker
State Delegate
Maryland State House

Honorable Heather Mizeur
State Delegate
Maryland State House

Honorable Jamie Raskin
State Senator
Maryland State Senate

Honorable Duchy Trachtenberg
Montgomery County Councilwoman
Montgomery County, MD

 

 
 
             

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