Meanwhile, Zinn had been scheduled to speak at the 2010 Annual General Meeting of Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) in New Orleans in April. So, upon the news of his passing, AIUSA issued the following statement:
We are saddened to hear about the passing of Howard Zinn, a true American hero. An activist, author, historian, and playwright, he was a legend in the struggle of the people. Mr. Zinn was confirmed to participate in our Annual General Meeting this April in New Orleans, and for those of you who are attending, the conference will dedicate the space for our movement to show our respect and gratitude for his work. He was a social activist to his core and his fight to help marginalized groups have their say is not over. His presence will be felt in New Orleans and we will continue spreading his message. May his legacy live on. http://howardzinn.org>> Learn more about the Annual General Meeting, scheduled for April 9-11.