GET ON THE BUS 2017 was held on Friday, April 7th,
and featured actions focused on Sri Lanka, Tibet/China,
Sudan, Honduras and the United States.
What is Get on the Bus?
Get on the Bus for Human Rights (GOTB) is an annual day of human rights education and activism organized by Amnesty International USA Group 133 of Somerville, MA and a dedicated team of volunteer community organizers. 2017 was its 22nd year. GOTB draws upwards of 1,200 participants riding buses, commuter trains, and carpooling to New York City to take peaceful action in front of embassies, consulates and corporate headquarters in NYC in support of human rights.
2017 Main Actions:
Sri Lanka: Justice for Ragihar Manoharan and the Trinco Five
Sudan: Ending the use of chemical weapons in Darfur and protection of civilians
Tibet/China: The unconditional release of Tibetan writer and blogger Shokjang (Druklo), Uighur scholar and human rights advocate Ilham Tohti, and other prisoners of conscience being held by the Chinese government
Honduras: Justice for murdered environmental activist Berta Caceres
United States: No ban, no wall
2017 Get on the Bus photos:
20 Favorites on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ media/set/?set=a. 10154616911577781.1073741858. 211935552780&type=1&l= 6664580193
Full galleries, organized by topic/theme/messge:
http://scottlangleyphoto.com/ amnesty/gotb2017/no-ban-no- wall/
http://scottlangleyphoto.com/ amnesty/gotb2017/america-i- believe-in/
http://scottlangleyphoto.com/ amnesty/gotb2017/honk-for- human-rights/
GOTB Planning Team
Get on the Bus is a project of Amnesty International, Group 133, Somerville MA
GOTB is sponsored by The Cooper Union
Keep the pressure on governments and leaders throughout GOTB. If you have 10 minutes... please take action.