Amnesty International marks the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with the 'Small Places Tour'. Inspired by E...
Amnesty International marks the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with the 'Small Places Tour'. Inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt's call for 'concerted citizen action' in her famous "small places" speech in 1958, musicians and fans will raise their voices in song and action in venues, cities, towns, communities, neighborhoods and workplaces. Through hundreds of concerts held around the world, we will draw attention to urgent human rights concerns, recruit thousands of new human rights activists and, hopefully, raise much needed funds for Amnesty campaigns. Amnesty's 2008 priority campaigns include working to stop violence against women, stopping torture, ending the killing in Darfur, controlling small arms, demanding the closure of Guantánamo, challenging China's human rights record including its actions in Tibet and working for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners in Burma.