Highlights from the 2011 AIUSA Annual General Meeting

Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 18-20, 2011 in San Francisco. Aside from the typical AGM fanfare of plenaries and sessions, it was also a celebration of Amnesty International’s 50th anniversary.

The first evening was kicked off with a bang through a musical celebration to honor Joan Baez for her lifelong activism in human rights and her work to establish Amnesty International on the West Coast of the US. The celebration came alive when AIUSA presented her the Joan Baez Award for Outstanding, Inspirational Service in the Global Fight for Human Rights.

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