We all know that Lauren Jauregui is the queen of speaking up for causes she’s passionate about. And now she is quite literally lending her voice this Human Rights Day (December 10). A few days earlier, on Saturday, December 8, the singer will be teaming up with human rights organization Amnesty International USA, live music events startup Sofar Sounds, and Tumblr, an intimate concert experience and day of activism in New York City.
The event, called Write for Rights, is “aimed at securing justice for women human rights defenders under threat and in need of urgent help as a result of speaking out and taking action against various human rights abuses,” according to a press release. The event will feature a letter-writing session where guests will be asked to write to their government officials in support of specific cases involving human rights around the world. After the writing campaign, Lauren will perform a special set for a small group of fans.
“At a time in our collective history when the importance of using our voices to affect change can’t be overstated, I’m really excited to partner with Amnesty International for an event that’s encouraging people of all ages the world over to speak up against human rights abuses,” Lauren said in a statement.
“Lauren has been an outspoken ally in the fight for human rights, and we’re thrilled to work with her as part of Amnesty’s longstanding tradition of inspiring people to take global action through the power of music and activism,” said Robyn Shepherd, director of media relations at Amnesty International USA. “The wonderful thing about this evening is that it provides simple but meaningful ways to really make a difference, all while having a great night out. Everyone here tonight is having an impact by supporting women defending human rights around the world.”
To learn more about and get involved with Lauren’s campaign (and find out how you can try to score access to her special NYC event), be sure to check out Amnesty International’s Tumblr page.