We are so pleased to see Nollywood star Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde using her celebrity status for a very positive and totally relevant cause. In 2012, Omotola will be taking part in the Amnesty for Art project. Amnesty For Art is a global project working with art organisations and artists who believe in human rights. By adding their voices to our campaigns, artists help us reach out to their audiences. Using their outstanding skills and talents, they spread the human rights message across countries and continents and motivate 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

• Festivals

• Film and theatre

• Merchandise

 

 

 

Patricia Clarkson

 

Keira Knightley

 

Jeremy Irons

 

Patrick Stewart

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