by Seyi Lawal
Art for Amnesty is a global project working with art organisations and artists who believe in human rights. Our very own Omotola Jalade- Ekeinde is pictured with a placard that reads: “End repression, allow expression.” She joins US celebrity actors; Keira Knightley, Jeremy Irons, Patrick Stewart and Patricia Clarkson to lend their voice to the Amnesty project and help the organisation reach out to their audiences.
Using their exceptional skills and talents, they spread the human rights message across countries and continents and inspire people to act.
“Arts and artists have a unique power to bring people together and inspire positive action. Amnesty recognizes that power and uses it to call for change” – Annie Lennox
About Art for Amnesty
During Amnesty International’s 50th anniversary campaign year, Art for Amnesty will be working with high-profile artists and art organisations with wide appeal. We engage with the artistic community in many different ways, including through:
• music, gigs and tours
• visual arts
• film and theatre