MIT Amnesty International will not be holding the discussion series this semester (F’15). Check back periodically for events sponsored by the group, or email if you would like to collaborate!



MIT Amnesty International hosts the Karam Foundation for an event on education programs for Syrian refugees in Turkey and rebuilding schools in Syria. Please RSVP here. See the flyer for details on the event.




MIT Amnesty International, Black Students’ Union, and the MIT Anthropology Department are hosting a panel discussion on mass incarceration and its relationship to racial inequality in the United States. Our panelists will be:

Professor Elizabeth Brown, PhD, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Boston. Specalist in punishment and corrections.

Corey Greene, Community Relations Manager for the Center for NuLeadership – an advocacy group of and for currently incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people.

Rheem Brooks, Brown University. Student organizer for Brown University Prison Divestment Campaign

RSVP here


Friday, April 24th: The Migrant Crisis in the Mediterranean

Immigration to ISIS


Join us Friday, April 3rd for a discussion on Westerners who are immigrating to ISIS-controlled territory to join the Islamic State. Dinner will be provided! Discussion will be led by undergraduate Kelly Hoffman.



Join us this Friday for a discussion on the growing problem of LGBTQ homelessness led by undergraduate Brandon Wright. Dinner provided! RSVP below!


Racial Profiling

Join us Friday, March 13th for a discussion on racial profiling, led by undergraduate student Zachary Beaumont-Kelly. Dinner will be provided!

 Human Trafficking


Join MIT Amnesty International Friday, March 6th for our discussion
series on *Race, Sex, & Chains: The Politics and Representation in
Anti-Trafficking Campaigns”, led by graduate student, Mitali Thakor.


Human Rights Report

Join us this Friday, February 20th for our first discussion series of the spring semester!

Please RSVP here.

War on Drugs

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MIT Amnesty International will be cancelling our discussion series this Friday, February 13th in order to promote Global Poverty Initiative’s Poverty Action Week. Specifically, we invite you to join us Thursday evening for the event Human Rights – Striving For Equality. Terry Rockefeller, a member of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International, will be speaking at 5:00pm in 4-163. Our executive board will be attending and supporting this great event, and we hope you will join us there!

Here is the Facebook event to RSVP:



Join us Friday, December 5th at 5:30pm for an event on the Human Rights Crisis in Immigration. Immigration lawyer Gaye Ozpinar and Harvard University Anthropology Department graduate student Ekin Kurtic will share their experience and observations about ongoing humanitarian crisis in Artesia, NM. Attorney Gaye Ozpinar will also talk about the recent immigration reforms President Obama enacted.

Facebook Event