April 3 – Amnesty International Seattle Monthly Meeting

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-work/campaigns/security-with-human-rights

     [Fyi – new law suit against USA indefinite military detentions http://www.democracynow.org/2012/3/30/headlines#7 ];

-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-work/campaigns/demand-dignity/hold-corporations-accountable ;


New Report by AIUSA: “Hostile Terrain”: See below –

http://www.amnestyusa.org/research/reports/usa-in-hostile-terrain-human-rights-violations-in-immigration-enforcement-in-the-us-southwest  ;


8:15?: Next Steps? Anyone?

-Want to do a film event? Panel discussion? Or too much energy for now?;

8:25: Announcements:

            -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, sschmidt@aiusa.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/news/news-item/letter-to-president-obama-prime-minister-cameron

-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?                                                                           

Resources: http://blog.amnestyusa.org/iar/race-matters/

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/

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