Marcia R. Lieberman, Ph.D., served as coordinator of Amnesty International USA’s Group 49 in Providence, Rhode Island, from 1983 until 2015. She has worked as a professor of English and composition at several universities and schools and has served as president of the Board of Hands in Outreach, a nonprofit organization that sends destitute children to school in Nepal. She is the author of four guidebooks on hiking in the European Alps. She is a scholar of Tibetan Buddhist art, and her photographic documentary of Buddhist art is archived at Brown University.
In 2016, Marcia Lieberman, a local group coordinator for Amnesty International, USA, was expelled by the board of directors for speaking out publicly against the new Policy on the Decriminalization of Sex Work. Amnesty used a little-known rule that prohibits a member from publicly opposing a position that Amnesty has taken. Lieberman writes about her experience and her view that Amnesty violated its fundamental principle of protecting free speech to silence her dissent.
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