Friday 24 November 2017

Amnesty send a musical message

Sandra Dillon Howes and Anne O'Rourke.
Sandra Dillon Howes and Anne O'Rourke.
Denis Collins, Lindy Duff, Trish Robinson, Lorraine Smyth and Angela Reville.

Amnesty International Wexford added some meaning to their music at a special event in honour of International Human Rights Day.

The 'Music with a Message' evening attracted crowds to Greenacres Gallery to celebrate all that is good about the human spirit. Presented by Denis Collins, it ran with the theme of the rights of man.

Through a wide variety of music from previous centuries up until the present day, Denis captivated the audience with his knowledge of the chosen theme. He brought the evening to a close with his own renditions of iconic songs 'Imagine' and 'It's a Wonderful World'.

Guests on the night also learned more about the Amnesty International annual Write for Rights Campaign. This encourages people to send a letter of support to the many prisoners all over the world who have been arrested and tortured for standing up for human rights. This campaign calls on authorities to show justice to these people including Ibrahum Halawa - an Irish citizen who has spent the last two years in an Egyptian jail without trial.

Patricia Robinson coordinator of the Wexford group thanked all who came and supported the night remarking that in many countries one could be arrested for attending such a gathering.

Wexford People

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