Join our annual write-a-thon on Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 2 – 4 pm at the Chaco Canyon Cafe in the University District (4757 12th Ave NE – corner of 5oth & 12th) as part of Amnesty International’s global Write #4 Rights campaign!
Write for freedom and justice of individuals around the world. This year’s cases include Nabeel Rajab imprisoned for organizing protests in Bahrain; 3 members of the Russian punk collective Pussy Riot convicted of hooliganism for a protest song; justice for Noxolo Nogwaza, who was raped and killed probably for being a lesbian in South Africa; Monica Roa, threatened for advocating for South African women’s access to safe and legal abortion; Reggie Clemons on death row in Missouri; The Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras threatened for their work in Honduras; human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, “disappeared” in China; Girifna, a Sudanese youth group calling for non-violent resistance to the government; Hussain Salem Mohammed Almerfedi detained at Guantanamo without charge since 2003; and the people of Bodo in the Nigerian Delta, devastated when a Shell Oil pipeline spilled thousands of barrels into their local creek.
For more information on the write-a-thon including current cases and past successes see:
Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/141140866035029/