Submitted by AIUSA National Youth Program
On March 30th during Amnesty International USA’s Annual General Meeting, Jane and Caroline Kristof presented Stacy Suh as the winner of 2012 Ladis Kristof Memorial Fellowship for Organizing and Activism.
Caroline Kristof (left), Stacy Suh, Jane Kristof
As a recipient of the Kristof Fellowship, Stacy has been awarded an 8-week summer residency at AIUSA national headquarters in New York. During her residency, Stacy is hoping to work on developing organizing tools for students as well as on-campus youth trainings models to grow AIUSA’s youth movement. Making legislative advocacy and other forms of activism and organizing accessible for youth activists is among Stacy’s personal goals for her residency.
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.
Submitted by AIUSA Western Regional Office
Amnesty International is proud to announce Hamzah Latif as the winner of the first annual Ladis Kristof Memorial Fellowship for Organizing and Activism. Not unlike Ladis Kristof himself, Latif has, at a young age, already been exposed to a bevy of international experiences which ultimately led him to call the United States home. While Ladis Kristof faced a daunting gauntlet in post-war Eastern Europe, Latif grew up moving about the Gulf States, from Qatar to Pakistan, with his family. This formative time prompted him to consider such dichotomies as living in overtly oil rich nations but witnessing poverty and mistreatment of working class immigrants.