Get on the Bus for Human Rights (GOTB) is an annual day of human rights education and activism. The group will meet at the Friends Meeting of Washington (2111 Florida Avenue NW) and will travel to the Embassies of Romania, Sudan and Indonesia before stopping in Dupont Circle for an LGBT rights rally.
“Get on the Bus DC has always been a day of contrasts. Seasoned Amnesty activists come out for one of their great loves — spirited rallying at embassies. But each year we also have the joy of introducing students to the first protests of their lives. After that, there’s no turning back on making noise for human rights,” says Claudia Vandermade, co-chair of the event.
For more information on each of the issues addressed throughout the day, visit Amnesty International’s Get on the Bus website. The day will go from 8:30 am until 2:45 pm.
Hey all of you Borderstan runners: It’s time to lace up your shoes and venture across the river to run for human rights.
“When I think about a group of people running on an Arlington trail on a beautiful spring day, I also think about the people we’re doing this for — the people in Sudan who have spent their entire lives running, the children who have never known a home and the satellite images we see of communities that once were,” says Claudia Vandermade, organizer of the race.
“I also think about the prisoners all over the world, from Myanmar to North Korea to any continent on the map, who are lucky to even take a step in a small cell so far from their homes and families. We will be running for all these people.”
Race Details and Features:
- Team prizes
- Individual prizes
- Amnesty International T-shirt
- Beautiful park setting, no roads to cross
- Personal training session at 7:30 am to warm-up morning bodies