Last night the 2012 Northern Freedom benefit concert was held at Simplon in Groningen, which I got to cover for Amnesty. Somewhat coincidentally, my good friends in Stranger Things Have Happened were on the program for the night, so it was a fun confluence of things that matter to me. The main event of the evening was to award the Glass Candle to a young person in the northern provinces of the Netherlands who has done remarkable work for the support and furtherance of human rights. This year the winners were representatives of a group called Saidia Student Foundation, which has helped to raise the funds to bring students from Africa to the Netherlands for a semester abroad. Hopefully the recognition from this award from Amnesty will help to raise awareness of the group's work and enable them to help more students in the future. Of course, I had the camera by my side, so here are some of my favorite photos from the event.