To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Amnesty International is asking passionate food lovers such as you to host your very own candlelit Taste of Freedom event on Saturday May 28.
3 May 2011 - 2:18 PM  UPDATED 6 Sep 2013 - 9:31 AM


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Fifty years ago, two Portuguese students were locked away simply for raising their glasses to freedom. When a lawyer in England saw their story, he started a campaign to free others like them. But what he started became much, much bigger – it became Amnesty International.

Amnesty has always been the story of ordinary people working together to achieve extraordinary change. That's why, as the organisation celebrates a remarkable 50 years, we’re encouraging you to raise a glass at one of many mouth-watering Taste of Freedom dinners happening around the country and all over the world.


Get involved

  • Register online to host your own dinner at home. Simply gather a few friends for pizza or organise a banquet fit for a king – it’s up to you. By registering, you’ll receive a host pack which includes recipes from top Australian chefs such as Adriano Zumbo (who's also the event ambassador) and Christine Manfield.
  • Don't fancy yourself a whiz in the kitchen? Not a problem! Book a table at a participating restaurant – scan the list here.


In 1961, a person could be jailed for making a toast, and there was little the outside world could do. Today, there’s a three-million-strong movement championing the rights of those whose voices would otherwise be muted. There is so much to toast to, so sign up to Taste of Freedom before May 28.


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