Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 3, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in the den at the Mosaic Coffee House, 4401 2nd Ave NE. First half hour is letter writing and socializing. Meeting starts at 7 pm.
Discussion will report backs Amnesty International USA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) last weekend and planning for upcoming events.
Agenda with links for facilitator Larry Ebersole below:
Amnesty International USA Local Group 4 of Seattle
Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, April 3, 2012: (6: 30 pm to 8:30 pm)
(Where: Mosaic Café in the Wallingford District of Seattle, see www.seattleamnesty.org >)
Agenda: Please DO ADD YOUR Projects or Concerns
6:30 to 7:00 – Letter Writing actions for Individuals at Risk;
7:00 to 7:15 – Introductions – “Please reply to the Question – if you could…what would YOU do for human rights via events here in Seattle?”
7:15 to 7:40: Gleanings – from the Annual General Meeting from anyone? who participated?
7:40 to 8:10: Core Campaign Updates
-Individuals at Risk: No new updates? from December’s Writeathon; Shi Tao is on-going;
-Death Penalty Abolition/Just Alternatives – March 17th education event;
-Security with Human Rights: on-going focus on Maher Arar “Airplane Apology Actions”http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-
[Fyi – new law suit against USA indefinite military detentions http://www.democracynow.org/
-Demand Dignity: Oil and mining corporations are current focus – impacts on populace with focus on Nigeria, India; maybe? USA accountability, too? http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-
New Report by AIUSA: “Hostile Terrain”: See below –
8:15?: Next Steps? Anyone?
-Want to do a film event? Panel discussion? Or too much energy for now?;
-April 17th: Sara Schmidt Presents, “Human Rights 101” – 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Seattle City Hall, Council Chambers, 810 Third Ave – sponsored by Seattle City (governmental) Human Rights Commission & Commission on Disabilities/Civil Rights of City of Seattle (free – open to all! Accessible; ASL interpretation if arranged in advance; Info 206 684-4537, Sara Schmidt, firstname.lastname@example.org >);
-Two Dinner Party-style events to assist allied immigrant rights groups in Seattle (TBA);
– May NATO Conference in Chicago: AI and AIUSA Letter – http://www.amnestyusa.org/
-May 15: FYI – International Conscientious Objectors’ Day;
-Seattle Solstice Fair Info and Outreach Table;
-Seattle & International Day for Torture Victims and Survivors
Summer in Seattle?
See www.amnestyusa.org > for all campaign details; reports, news releases;
See www.seattleamnesty.org > for what Group 4 does to advocate for Amnesty Campaigns.
The Mosaic Coffee House is a nonprofit coffee house located in Seattle First Church (behind the Dick’s Drive In on 45th Street in the Wallingford Neighborhood). Check for directions, free parking and bus line information at:http://www.mosaiccoffeehouse.org/directions.htm
Facebook Event for April Meeting: https://www.facebook.com/events/278195422255079/