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The Annual General Meeting of Amnesty International USA is being held in Brooklyn from March 20 to March 22, at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge.

AIUSA will be celebrating 50 years of gathering human rights activists from around the country who come together to engage in networking opportunities, actions, inspiring plenaries, outstanding keynotes and hands-on workshops, as well as to shape the policies of the organization.

The Annual General Meeting gives AIUSA members, staff and allies the opportunity to hear from experts, policymakers, celebrities and activists on pressing human rights issues. The theme of this year’s meeting is “From Moment to Movement.”

In the past year, AIUSA has been at the forefront of human rights developments in the U.S., including observing the protests in Ferguson, Mo. and calling for reparations for those tortured decades ago while in the custody of the Chicago Police Department. Go to the conference webpage for more information.