Colin Kaepernick …. “🏈🏆🏈 Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award …. Athlete and Activist 🏈🏆🏈 …. “!!


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ATHLETE AND ACTIVIST COLIN KAEPERNICK RECEIVES AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S AMBASSADOR OF CONSCIENCE AWARD

The Ambassador of Conscience Award celebrates individuals and groups who have furthered the cause of human rights through acts of conscience, confronting injustice and using their talents to inspire others.

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The USA is a country where people can freely disrespect the flag using it as a thong, underwear, condom, disposable plates, bras, napkins, etc. but people got a heart attack just because he kneeled down silently and that is so “disrespectful” to the flag.

Really?

Kneeling down is a form of respect and humbling yourself before someone.

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The award was officially presented at a ceremony in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on 21 April 2018, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the opening of Amnesty International’s national section in the country.

“The Ambassador of Conscience award celebrates the spirit of activism and exceptional courage, as embodied by Colin Kaepernick. He is an athlete who is now widely recognised for his activism because of his refusal to ignore or accept racial discrimination,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

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“Just like the Ambassadors of Conscience before him, Colin Kaepernick chooses to speak out and inspire others despite the professional and personal risks. When high profile people choose to take a stand for human rights, it emboldens many others in their struggles against injustice.

Colin Kaepernick’s commitment is all the more remarkable because of the alarming levels of vitriol it has attracted from those in power.”

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https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/04/colin-kaepernick-ambassador-of-conscience/

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“I would like to thank Amnesty International for the Ambassador of Conscience Award. But in truth, this is an award that I share with all of the countless people throughout the world combating the human rights violations of police officers, and their uses of oppressive and excessive force.

To quote Malcolm X, when he said that he, ‘will join in with anyone – I don’t care what color you are – as long as you want to change this miserable condition that exists on this earth,’ I am here to join with you all in this battle against police violence,” said Colin Kaepernick.

“While taking a knee is a physical display that challenges the merits of who is excluded from the notion of freedom, liberty, and justice for all, the protest is also rooted in a convergence of my moralistic beliefs, and my love for the people.”

Colin Kaepernick

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Colin Kaepernick explained why he sacrificed his career in the NFL to stand against systemic racism as he received Amnesty International’s highest honor.

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Colin Kaepernick …. “🏈🏆🏈 Named Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience 🏈🏆🏈 …. “!!


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~~April 22, 2018~~ 

INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR OF CONSCIENCE

Colin Kaepernick

A very well earned and deserved award!

Congrats, Colin, you deserve that and more.

Those who don’t recognize your message and your authenticity are the problem. I stand with you all the way.

Kudos!!

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Amnesty International awarded Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday, April 21, 2018, for his public protest against racial and social injustice.

“The Ambassador of Conscience award celebrates the spirit of activism and exceptional courage, as embodied by Colin Kaepernick,” Salil Shetty, the human rights group’s secretary-general, said in a statement.

“He is an athlete who is now widely recognized for his activism because of his refusal to ignore or accept racial discrimination.”

The award is Amnesty International’s highest honor, according to its website.

Past winners include Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai, U2, Alicia Keys and Ai Weiwei.

Kaepernick was presented with the award at a ceremony in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Kaepernick, a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, became the subject of controversy when he kneeled during the national anthem before several 2016 NFL preseason and regular-season games in protest of police shootings of African-American men and other social injustices faced by black people in the United States.

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https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/21/us/colin-kaepernick-amnesty-international/index.html

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 Amnesty International gives Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award

~~Published on Apr 21, 2018~~

Colin Kaepernick knew that taking a stand would negatively impact his football career. He did it anyway.

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~~Colin Kaepernick wins Amnesty International top award~~

~~Published on Apr 22, 2018~~

Colin Kaepernick, an American football player who in 2016 started kneeling during the national anthem played before matches in protest against police brutality against African Americans, has been awarded the rights group Amnesty International’s top honour.

The former San Francisco 49ers star was handed the Ambassador of Conscience Award at a ceremony on Saturday in the Dutch capital, Amsterdam, by one time teammate Eric Reid.

Amnesty says the award recognizes “an inspiring contribution to helping human rights”.

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‘Sharing Message For Peace’ …. “Ahmad Joudeh …. … It’s Dance or Die …. AMAZING! …. “!!


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~~July 13, 2017~~ 

MESSAGE OF HOPE AND PERSEVERANCE

~Refugee uses ballet to create a message of peace~

Half a year ago, ballet dancer Ahmad Joudeh was giving dance lessons to orphaned children in war-torn Damascus. Now he has made his debut at the Dutch National Ballet and is studying at the ballet academy in Amsterdam.

“It took me a month to fully realize I really am in Amsterdam, and I still can’t believe my luck,” Joudeh says.

For years, as the war raged around him and his family, Joudeh – a stateless Palestinian in Syria – had tried to make ends meet by teaching, and had received death threats from Islamic State. When the summons to do three years of military service arrived, the 26-year-old began to believe that this was going to be the end of the dream that he had cradled from childhood.

But his life changed radically in August 2016 when a Dutch TV journalist made a documentary about him.

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Joudeh not only struggled to survive as a dancer during the Syrian war: he also fought a tough, private war to realize his dream.

“My father forbid me to dance,” he says. “Because in our culture, to be a ballet dancer is the worst thing your son can choose to do for a living. He said it was a shame for the family and wanted me to study English or medicine. But I said no, this is my life. I went to dance class secretly. When he found out, he beat me with a wooden stick. He used to beat me really hard. Once he hurt my leg so badly, I couldn’t dance for days. But I never gave in.

I said to him: it’s dance or die.”

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~You can watch the full documentary here~

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2017/mar/13/its-dance-or-die-the-ballet-dancer-forbidden-to-perform-by-islamic-state

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~~Refugee uses ballet to create a Message of Peace~~

~~Published on Jul 6, 2017~~

Can refugee Ahmad Joudeh use dance change minds?

From performing in the streets of war-torn Syria he received death threats from ISIS, but kept dancing anyways.

Now Ahmad hopes to use his love for dance as a message for peace with the Dutch National Ballet, all the while battling his own inner demons.

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IOTD …. Image of the day, #541 …. “Awesome, colorful flag dress …. Euro Pride, Amsterdam …. “!!


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~~August 8, 2016~~ 

DRESS MADE OF FLAGS

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Stuns In Dress Made Of Flags From Countries Where Homosexuality Is Illegal

During the opening walk of euro pride in Amsterdam 2 weeks ago, 72 flags of 72 different countries where homosexuality is against the law were present, in 12 of these countries you still get the death penalty for being gay.

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During the opening walk of euro pride in Amsterdam 2 weeks ago, 72 flags of 72 different countries where homosexuality is against the law were present, in 12 of these countries you still get the death penalty for being gay. the COC (Dutch organization for LGBT men and women) collected these flags and together with Fashion designer Matthijs van Bergen and artist Oeri van Woezik they decided to make these flags into a giant rainbow dress. That's when the idea started. I then was asked to come on board to create a image. And where best to do that then in front of one of the most beautiful paintings in the world "the night watch" by Rembrandt in "Het Rijksmuseum" Roger and I decided Monday morning to fly out that same night to holland to do this project that in many ways is very close to our harts. Everyone spend a crazy 4 days of pre and post production but we did it and we delivered. I am more then proud to present the beautiful Valentijn de Hingh in the Rainbow dress in the Honor gallery of "Het Rijksmuseum" Thank you Arnoud van Krimpen, Jochem Kaan and everyone that made this all possible in such a short period of time. Thank you Happy pride everyone! Let there be Love! #rijksmuseum #nachtwacht #nightwatch #coc #valentijndehingh #pieterhenket #WomenbyPieter

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Trans model Valentijn de Hingh is helping to bring attention to the plight of LGBT people around the world with a stunning dress made of flags from the 72 countries where homosexuality is illegal.

http://www.thegailygrind.com/

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