Watch Live Online Tomorrow as Amnesty International Presents Its First “Shine a Light” Award to His Holiness the Dalai Lama!

This from Amnesty International:

On Wednesday May 4, 2011 Amnesty International USA is honored to present the first-ever “Shine A Light On Human Rights” award to His Holiness the 14 th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso for his tireless commitment to social justice and human rights around the world.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of this event, tickets are completely SOLD OUT. But you can still join us for a special online event:


What: Watch live-streaming video from the event and chat with other Amnesty supporters about legacy of the Dalai Lama and this special occasion.

Wednesday May 4, 2011
9:45 a.m. PST/ 12:45 p.m. EST

Shine a Light on Workers’ Rights Today!

This from Human Rights Now – Amnesty International USA Weblog:

On April 4, 1968, shortly before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood with sanitation workers in Memphis to demand human rights, basic respect and collective bargaining to gain a better life. Today, hundreds of thousands of people are taking the same stand—together.

On April 4th people across the country willcome together in support of worker’s rights and against the current assault on worker’s rights playing out in various US states.

All workers have a right to organize and to bargain collectively. Amnesty International stands in solidarity with all those seeking to defend collective bargaining rights anywhere these rights are threatened, and on April 4 we urge governors and legislators to protect workers’ rights by rejecting any attempt to limit collective bargaining.

We encourage Amnesty members to join the April 4th events and honor Dr. King’s vision for human rights. To find an event in your area and for more information visit the  We Are One website.  RSVP on Facebook here.

Amnesty International to Honor His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the First-Ever “Shine a Light on Human Rights” Award

This via Shambhala Sun‘s Facebook page:

Amnesty International USA is honored to present His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama with the first-ever “Shine a Light on Human Rights” award in recognition of his lifelong commitment to social justice and human rights.

This special event will commemorate Amnesty International’s 50th Anniversary and will celebrate one of the most influential human rights figures today. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will deliver a keynote address, which will be preceded by a welcome from Larry Cox, Amnesty International USA’s Executive Director.

The event will take place on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, California. Doors will open at 9:15 a.m. and the program will begin promptly at 9:45 a.m. There will be FREE parking in Parking Lot #12 directly in front of the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. For directions to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, click here.

The Award Ceremony will be followed by a “Human Rights Fair.” If you would like to participate in the fair please email:

Tickets: $45 General Admission; $30 Students (to receive the Student Discount Code please contact the Amnesty West Office). To purchase tickets online, click here. Or please call the Carpenter Performing Arts Center at: 562.985.7000