Conversation with Terry Rockefeller, 2013 AIUSA Board Candidate

Terry Rockefeller

Terry Rockefeller is a documentary filmmaker, member of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, as well as United for Peace and Justice and AIUSA Local Group 56.  Terry is also a 2013 AIUSA Board Candidate.



Covered in this episode:

  • 3:05 Terry shares how living in India as a high school exchange student starting her on the path towards human rights
  • 4:00 What drew her to become a documentary film maker
  • 7:19 First experience with Amnesty International & being a part of AIUSA Group 56
  • 10:30 What drew Terry to Amnesty International
  • 13:49 Is being part of a local group important?
  • 15:53 Other ways to participate in Amnesty and do activism
  • 18:07 Empowering membership
  • 21:45 The connection between research, campaigns, and actions
  • 24:00 Importance of Prisoner of Conscience (POC) and Individuals at Risk case work
  • 25:47 9/11 personal tragedy and how it led to activism
  • 28:54 What led her to join Sept. 11th Families for a Peaceful Tomorrow
  • 31:31 Opposition to the death penalty and testifying at 9/11 Zacarias Moussaoui trial
  • 37:50 Hardest moments as an activist and the legacy of 9/11
  • 41:50 Importance of expanding our notions of human rights
  • 43:00 Being connected to a global human rights community
  • 44:15 Why run for the board
  • 47:26 Prioritizing Amnesty’s work
  • 50:18 Membership concerns
  • 52:40 Serving on AIUSA’s priorities and planing sub-committee
  • 55:13 Work with Iraq Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) and the Iraq Co-Group









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