On the agenda this month:
- Three members of the Ogaden Youth & Student Union will be giving a presentation regarding recent events. OYSU is an international youth organization that advocates for the rights of the Somali people in the Ogaden region under Ethiopian occupation.
- Update about big changes going on with Death Penalty issues in Washington State.
- Update on the latest status of Amnesty International staff arrested in Turkey.
- Discussion about a new Prisoner of Conscience Group 4 is adopting.
- Discussion regarding President Trump’s recent statements on Guantanamo.
Tuesday, February 6th, at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM. For a map and street view go to: https://goo.gl/maps/2Itvm
We’d love to see you there.
CLOSE GUANTANAMO RALLY
Most Americans have forgotten that Guantanamo prison camp even still exists. But Amnesty International hasn’t.
People are still held there without charge or trial. Just like in the dictatorships we love to criticize overseas. It’s well past time to close it down.
On Thursday Jan 11th at 7:00PM there will be a guest speaker at the UW School of Law, Jonathan Hafetz. Jonathan Hafetz is a senior staff attorney with the ACLU Center for Democracy. He is also a professor of law at Seton Hall University School of Law, where he teaches courses on constitutional law, national security law, and international law.
More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/300169667142333/
Come to our next meeting on Tuesday, January 2nd, at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM. We’d love to see you.
On the docket for this month:
a) Update regarding our new Prisoner of Conscience
b) more info on the Jan 11th Close Guantanamo event at UW
c) Death Penalty update, including Jan 25th Lobby Day info
d) explaining upcoming Annual General Meeting subsidy application process
Plus, New Year’s Resolutions! We’ll have a list of current AI Campaigns for us to look over and decide where we want to focus our energies in 2018.
For a map and street view go to: https://goo.gl/maps/2Itvm
Our next meeting is on Tuesday, December 5th, at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM. We’d love to see you. For a map and street view go to: https://goo.gl/maps/2Itvm
This month’s meeting will be devoted mostly to Write-a-thon planning, death penalty updates, and I-940 police accountability initiative news.
Mark your Calendars for the January 2nd 2018 Planning Meeting, same time, same location. It’s an election year and there’ll be lots to discuss!
Every year Amnesty International celebrates the Dec 10th signing of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights by organizing a worldwide letter writing campaign, highlighting a selection of cases taken from the work we do all year long.
Tens of thousands of letters letting governments know that the world is watching and is not content to sit by and do nothing. Seattleites can be a part of this by coming to the Montlake Public Library on Sunday December 10th from 2:00 – 4:00.
Snacks will be provided.
This month’s meeting will include a wrap-up of last month’s Statewide Meeting, discussion on how we can promote I-940 (the police accountability initiative), planning for the December 10th Write-a-thon, death penalty, and more.
It’s the perfect way to spend the evening while we’re awaiting election results. Please join us.
Tuesday, November 7th, at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM. For a map and street view go to: https://goo.gl/maps/2Itvm
Thursday, November 2nd @ 5:30-8:30 will be the opening night for El Centro de la Raza’s Dia de los Muertos exhibit, featuring altarpieces by Amnesty International Group 4, De-Escalate Washington, WARN, and many, many more.
Amnesty’s alter is dedicated to the memory of murdered environmental activists in Latin America. It’s titled “We Are Defending the Land with our Blood.” The exhibit will be open for three weeks. Please do swing by and see it.
Details on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/119493585419347/
Come join us as we discuss plans for upcoming events, such as:
1) The AI Statewide Meeting happening on Sat, Oct 21st at the Ethnic Studies Center near UW.
2) Our participation in El Centro de la Raza’s Dia de los Muertos art project, building an alter for the victims of human rights abuses in Mexico & Central America. Runs Thurs Nov 4th thru Mon Nov 20th.
Not to mention discussion of last month’s tabling at Seattle Opera and the phenominal anti-torture panel at UW School of Law.
Plus, letter writing, death penalty updates, and so much more.
Tuesday, Oct 3rd, at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM. For a map and street view go to: https://goo.gl/maps/2Itvm
Hope to see you there!
Amnesty International is a co-sponsor of this panel, discussing America’s shameful use of torture in the “war on Terror.”
Don Crevie from AI Group 4 will be speaking at this event, presenting Amnesty International’s concerns over what’s happening right now in Burma.
Saturday 9/16 from noon-2:00 at Victor Steinbrueck Park (north end of the Pike Place Market).