Sept. 4 – Amnesty International Monthly Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 4, 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.

Sorry for the short notice! Meeting just confirmed & agenda details below:

6:30pm to 7pm: Individual at Risk Letter Writing;

7pm:                   Introductions, of everyone present;

7:15pm               Review of August Events

–          Amnesty International Puget Sound Meeting of August 19th

a)      Election of new Executive Committee in April 2013; Good discussion of ways to support

The national AIUSA around trainings and engagement of youth and college Amnesty Groups;

–          Anything else from August to share or follow up upon?  We can do so here;

7:30pm:           Future Action Scenario: Planning from December to Now –

–          December 11: Human Rights Day Week Writeathon and (probably) a rally for Human Rights Day;

November, October: Ideas? Letters Only? Plan an Event?  Interests? Think on it.

–          November: See October; and also below –

Regional AIUSA Conference for one day, in SF: An occasion to discuss implementation of the new AIUSA Action Strategy Plan. AIPS will likely offer subsidy to assist with costs of attending – more soon about this subsidy and Conference program;

8:00pm: Announcements and TBC.

September 5th:  “Ending US-Sponsored Torture Forever: Successes and Challenges”

 Wednesday, September 5; Reception at 5:45pm, presentations begin at 7:00pm

          University Temple United Methodist Church, Fireside Room

          1415 Northeast 43rd Street

(next to the UW campus in the University District)

“We are pleased to have both Rev. Killmer and Dr. Crawford join us for this program and share their perspectives. Rev. Richard Killmer, Executive Director of National Religious Campaign Against Torture, is intimately involved in the anti-torture movement on the national level and will speak about the organization’s initiatives in Washington, DC. As founder of WSRCAT, Rob Crawford’s years of leadership, teaching, and research experience have shaped his perspective about the obstacles and possibilities of anti-torture politics.”

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:

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