I decided in January that I was going to make a donation to a different charity each month. Last month’s donation went to Why Water (linky goodness, if you want to check them out). Ally, the company for whom I work, matches my donations up to a certain amount per year. That means when I make my $20 donation, it turns into $40.
This month’s charity of the month is Amnesty International (again, linky goodness if you want to check them out). I first became involved with Amnesty International when I was part of MoMenTuM and working on a show about the horrific homicides of women and girls in Juarez, Mexico.
Why donate to Amnesty International? They speak out against global human rights violations.
Featured ActionJune 3, 2011
Free Liu XiaoboLiu Xiaobo, Chinese scholar and 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, is serving an 11-year sentence for “inciting subversion of state power”. Urge Chinese authorities to free Liu Xiaobo immediately.February 22, 2012For peacefully raising a flag at an annual Indonesian ceremony, Filep Karma may spend the next decade or more in prison.February 21, 2012Call on the King of Bahrain to protect the rights of Bahrainis to assemble, speak, and protest government policies. Bahrainis who choose to exercise their basic human rights should not face the risk o…