Atone Correia, a junior at Johnson High School was selected to be a keynote speaker for Amnesty International’s Youth Summit. The summit will took place March 16- 20, 2011 in San Francisco, California. The event was a prelude to the organizations’ Annual General Meeting which commemorates AIUSA’s 50th anniversary.
Antone was followed on the program by AIUSA’s Executive Director, Larry Cox. Guest speakers also included the State Department’s Senior Advisor on Humanitarian and NGO Affairs, Ronan Farrow and MTV Vice President of Social Responsibility John Jackson.
National Youth Program Coordinator, Cynthia Carrion explains why Antone was one of a select few chosen to speak from across the country. “He has an inspiring story and stands out as a dedicated and inspiring student activist.”
The summit was for youth activists ages 14-25 and educators who are called to speak for human rights. Each participant attended training on leadership and activism.
Atone has been acknowledged for numerous achievements, including speaking at the NAACP’s 2008 Annual General Meeting in New York and addressing students in London on human rights. While in London, Atone had the distinguished honor of presenting to the British Parliament.