Ulrike Schmidt

“I got involved with Amnesty when I was sixteen years old. There was a Chilean writer and singer/songwriter coming to my home town … He had been a political prisoner, in prison by Pinochet, for several years… And after the concert I basically followed the Amnesty group
together with the performer to the nearest pub.”

Ulrike is a teacher and a human rights activist based in Waltham Forest. Originally from Germany, she has worked with Amnesty International for many years on various local and international campaigns. In East London, she has helped fight racism as part of Unite Against Fascism.

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