The first ever Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival will be held in Silver Spring, MD (just outside of Washington D.C.) from April 23-25, 2010. This multi-venue, multi-media event will bring together over 400 artists, local businesses and politicians to use socially transformative art to raise awareness of human rights and justice issues, as well as the important work of Amnesty International.
The festival will run from 4 pm to late night Friday, and then 10 am to late night Saturday and Sunday. The event will raise awareness of the important work that Amnesty undertakes, as well as the quintessentially American values that they espouse.
EWI has put together its own festival inside the Human Rights Arts Festival, We the People 2010: Art for Human Rights Project , and will present a series of programs, workshops and discussions with immigrant women, artists, activists and educators, all working to promote issues of social transformation, multicultural understanding and community building.