March 22, 2013
By Kelley Freeman | 0 comments

This is a post by Zak Pearsall from Amnesty International at USC.

Amnesty International is the world’s large grassroots human rights organization of over 3 million members who campaign to end human rights abuses around the globe.

We base our work on Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards and maintain independence from any government, political ideology, economic interest, or religion. Due to this commitment to nonpartisanship and being non-ideological, Amnesty’s approach differs from that of Democracy for America. Nevertheless, the human rights movement has great allies in many of the Forward organizations on campus. Freedom of religion, women’s rights, and gay rights are all human rights and SSA, FMLA, and BGLSA are all natural allies on these issues.

While remaining independent of the particular ideology espoused by DFA, Amnesty participates in Forward as a way to collaborate with and support other groups working on human rights issues.

Upcoming Events!

March 25 in Gambrell 152 Amnesty and the Baha’i Club are hosting documentary viewing and conversation about the challenges facing by Iran’s Baha’i community in seeking higher education.

April 6-7 we will host our annual state meeting for South Carolina Amnesty groups here in Columbia. All students and community members are welcome to attend.



No one has commented yet! Why not be the first?

Back to Group

Recent Posts

College Democrats at USC Support Elizabeth Colbert Busch

For the past four weeks College Democrats at USC have been participating in phone banks every Monday and Wednesday from 7-8:30 supporting Elizabeth…

Amnesty International on Non Partisanship

This is a post by Zak Pearsall from Amnesty International at USC. Amnesty International is the world’s large grassroots human rights organization…

BGLSA's Annual Drag Show Tomorrow Night!

Get ready and get excited for USC’s annual drag show, Birdcage! This year’s show takes place on Tuesday, March 19th in the Russell House Ballroom at 8 p.m.

FMLA Conference

Information of FMLA and FMLA Conference.

SSA's Annual Pasta Benefit Dinner Tonight

Tonight the SSA at USC is having our annual pasta benefit dinner! The tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. We have vegetarian and gluten-free…

About This Group

Forward is comprised of leaders from progressive organizations at the University of South Carolina, including the Secular Student Alliance at USC (SSAUSC), the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance (FMLA), The Roosevelt Institute at USC, Amnesty International at USC, the College Democrats at USC, the Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian and Straight Association (BGLSA), and Students With A Responsible Message at USC (SWARM). Forward is an effort to provide a collective voice and front for progressive students at the University of South Carolina. It fosters communication among groups on campus and allows for a more united front when issues affecting progressive minded students arise.

Stay informed -- like DFA on Facebook. ×