08/16
2016

Central Area Community Festival Information Table

Do you think black lives matter? Are you tired of the never ending cycle of gun violence/denial/inaction? Think America should stop being the world’s largest arms dealer?

Then stop by Garfield Community Center this Saturday between 11:00-5:00. Amnesty International will have an info table at the Central Area Community Festival where you can sign petitions about these issues and more. We’ll be indoors so you won’t have to stand in the hot sun.

And afterward you can enjoy great food and maybe even dance a little bit.

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07/28
2016

No Monthly Meeting in August

We will be taking our usual August break from Monthly Meetings. We hope to see you in September.

Watch for announcements regarding our information table at the Central Area Community Festival on Saturday August 20th. Come meet us, ask questions, sign petitions, all while listening to great music and eating great food.

07/04
2016

July Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 5th, at the library at the University Friends Meeting House (4001 9th Avenue NE) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  First half hour is letter writing and socializing. Meeting starts at 7 pm.

This month we will be discussing plans for our Annual Human Rights Picnic on July 8th, where activists from several organizations have a chance to socialize and discuss current and planned activities.  Also, discussion about our information table at the Central Area Community Festival on August 20th , death penalty update, and more.

We hope to see you on Tuesday!

Directions and map to the University Friends Meeting House at:

http://www.scn.org/friends/meetinghouse.html

07/04
2016

3rd Annual Human Rights Picnic

3rd Annual Human Rights Potluck Picnic ☀️
Friday, July 8th, 6:00PM til sundown. Bring a treat to share.
West side of Greenlake Park, South of the Bathhouse Theater.
Come meet members of local Human Rights Organizations, find out what’s planned for Fall, all while eating good food, playing games, and breathing fresh air.

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06/05
2016

June Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 7th, at the library at the University Friends Meeting House (4001 9th Avenue NE) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  First half hour is letter writing and socializing. Meeting starts at 7 pm.

This month we will be discussing plans for our annual Human Rights Picnic in July, where activists from several organizations have a chance to socialize and discuss current and planned activities. Time and location will be decided on Tuesday. Also, activism for a prisonor in Kyrgyzstan, death penalty update, and more.

And, here’s an advanced notice that AIGroup4 will be staffing an information table at the Central Area Community Festival on August 20th. Details to be posted later.

 

We hope to see you on Tuesday!

 

Directions and map to the University Friends Meeting House at:

http://www.scn.org/friends/meetinghouse.html

05/03
2016

May 3 – Amnesty International Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 3, at the library at the University Friends Meeting House (4001 9th Avenue NE) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  First half hour is letter writing and socializing. Meeting starts at 7 pm.

May 3 is World Press Freedom Day. We will write letters on behalf of imprisoned journalists and also discuss the possibility of involvement in a local event in conjunction with events worldwide on behalf of Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative reporter imprisoned in Azerbaijan, on her May 27, her 40th birthday.

AIUSA Blog post on World Press Freedom Day (which includes Khadija’s case):

http://blog.amnestyusa.org/freespeech/journalism-is-not-a-crime/

Global Event on Khadija Ismayilova’s birthday (note the midnight time is a place holder and not likely the time of our local event!):

https://www.facebook.com/events/525528030963573/

Directions and map to the University Friends Meeting House at:

http://www.scn.org/friends/meetinghouse.html

04/04
2016

April 5 – Amnesty International Monthly Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 5, at the library at the University Friends Meeting House (4001 9th Avenue NE) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  First half hour is letter writing and socializing. Meeting starts at 7 pm.

Directions and map to the University Friends Meeting House at:

http://www.scn.org/friends/meetinghouse.html

 

02/28
2016

March 1 – Amnesty International Monthly Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 1, at the library at the University Friends Meeting House (4001 9th Avenue NE) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  First half hour is letter writing and socializing. Meeting starts at 7 pm.

Among this month’s aganda items:
A phone conference call with AI’s new Western Regional Organizer, Will Butkus!
Update on the Use of Deadly Force Campaign
Death Penalty update

Directions and map to the University Friends Meeting House at:

http://www.scn.org/friends/meetinghouse.html

02/01
2016

Feb 2 – Amnesty International Monthly Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the library at the University Friends Meeting House (4001 9th Avenue NE) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  First half hour is letter writing and socializing. Meeting starts at 7 pm.

We will be continuing planning for the next year, with updates on our priority work and discussion of current events.

Directions and map to the University Friends Meeting House at:

http://www.scn.org/friends/meetinghouse.html

01/22
2016

Jan. 28 – Death Penalty Panel Discussion

Join Amnesty International UW on Thursday, January 28, 6:30 pm at Smith 205, UW for an engaging discussion panel on the death penalty. Is the death penalty cost effective? Does it really reduce crime rates? These questions will be explored along with many others. Come with your own questions, as there will be time for the audience to participate. SNACKS will be provided, and there will be a RAFFLE for a secret prize!

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Panelists:

Katherine Beckett is a professor in the Law, Societies and Justice Program as well as the Sociology department. Her research interests include criminal law and punishment, incarceration, and race and ethnicity. Along with many other publications, in 2014 Beckett published a report on “The Role of Race in Washington State Capitol Sentencing, 1981-2012.”

Michael Iaria is an award winning criminal defense lawyer based out of Seattle. With over thirty years of experience, Iaria has been selected by his peers as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the state. Iaria has worked on death penalty cases since 1989.

William Talbott is a UW Philosophy Professor and has field interests in human rights, moral philosophy, and philosophy of law. Among other books, he is the author of “Which Rights Should Be Universal?” At UW, Talbott teaches courses such as “Philosophy of Human Rights” and “History of Modern Political Philosophy”.

This event is organized by the student organization, UW Amnesty International.

Co-sponsored by
Law Societies and Justice
Philosophy Department
UW Center for Human Rights
Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Jackson School Student Association
University of Washington Pre-Law Society

Amnesty International UW