Payson’s local Amnesty International group 1101 will join the Oldest Continuous Rodeo Parade Aug. 17 for the third year and march for human rights. Following the parade, Payson Amnesty International will host its First Annual Human Rights Picnic and statewide meeting and outreach event at Rumsey Park, Ramada 2, from noon to 4 p.m. Members of Amnesty International, their families and friends and anyone interested in exploring human rights are invited to join fellow activists and grow the movement for human rights awareness and activism in Payson.
This local chapter event will host Amnesty International members from across Arizona. Joining the picnic will be Amnesty International Chapters from Payson, Prescott and the metro Phoenix area. Amnesty International staff person Sara Schmidt, Regional Field Organizer for Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Oregon and Washington, will also be in attendance.
The event will offer an opportunity to learn about human rights and how everyday people around the world are working to uphold them.
The event is free and open to the public, with a picnic lunch provided.
For information, contact Penny Navis-Schmidt at (928) 978-1268 or at pennyns @gmail.com.
Amnesty International is a Nobel Peace Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with more than 2.8 million supporters, activists and volunteers in more than 150 countries campaigning for human rights worldwide. The organization investigates and exposes abuses, educates and mobilizes the public, and works to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied.