Join us for our virtual event next Friday, May 21st
May 11, 2021


We hope that you will register to join us for our Get on the Bus for Human Rights 2021 Virtual Speakers Panel and Discussion next Friday, May 21, 2021, from 12-1:30 p.m. Eastern Time (UTC-4). The speakers panel will feature front line human rights defenders and activists from around the world.
Registration is free and easy! You can register online here. After you register, we will send you the Zoom link to participate in the livestream discussion. For more details about our 26th annual event, please check out our website or email us at For a global time zone converter, go to
While we miss seeing you in New York for the second year, we are grateful to be able to once again harness the power of Amnesty members and allies to shine a light on human rights abuses and illuminate the path to a better world. The paramount importance of activism, common purpose, and dedication to human rights and equity are even clearer during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Thank you for your support for Get on the Bus and global human rights! Please help us spread the word by sharing the registration link:
In solidarity,
Kelly Turley
On behalf of the Get on the Bus for Human Rights Leadership Team
Get on the Bus 2021 will focus on:
  • Sri Lanka: Justice for Ragihar Manoharan and the Trinco Five, and accountability for their killings
  • United States: Ending the federal death penalty in the United States
  • Honduras: Justice for environmentalist and human rights defender Berta Cáceres, and accountability for her killing
  • China: Ending mass detentions of Uyghur people and unconditionally releasing all prisoners of conscience, including Uyghur economist and professor Ilham Tohti and Tibetan environmental activist A-Nya Sengdra

Our keynote speaker will be Dhondup Wangchen, Tibetan filmmaker and former prisoner of conscience.

The speakers panel also will include remarks from:
  • Babu Ram Pant, South Asia Regional Campaigner for Amnesty International
  • Derrick Jamison, Peer Specialist for Witness to Innocence and exonerated death row survivor who served 20 years on Ohio's death row for a crime he did not commit
  • Jewher Ilham, human rights activist, worker rights advocate, and daughter of Ilham Tohti
  • Tenzin Yangzom, Grassroots Coordinator for Students for a Free Tibet
  • And more