August 7 – Amnesty International Monthly Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 7, 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. Our meetings are open to the public, and all are welcome.

Discussion will include what we want to work on for the upcoming year, including information about AI’s new program structure. A few thoughts from Larry:

I invite ongoing reflection,on kinds of projects each of you/any of you might want to
develop and continue work on this upcoming season. AIUSA now uses a Program
Structure – Programs include – “America Program”; which is how detainee rights at Guantanamo   and Bgrm, CATreaty violations by the U.S.such as NDAA 2012,indefinate detentions, lack of fair trials, rendering of suspects, more;  Migrant rights issues and racialist profling can use our reponses, I feel.; Films and panel discussion at Ethnic Cultural Center/UW, cosponsored by UW Amnesty, is
a do able way to present each of these projects.
Other areas of work? Other human rights issues you want to discuss? Bring your thoughts and ideas!
*Update: We’ll also have updates from June & July events including the Tiananmen Square Memorial event, Fremont Fair tabling with the Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, June 26th International Day in Support of Victims of Torture Vigil &  0p-ed. Also the July 17 lobby delegation to Jim McDermott’s office on the“Dream Act” and NDAA, and several U.S. violations of Convention against Torture.
*Future events planning will include:Venues for Writeathon; September to December Action, Event, human rights interests, more; Discussion on AIUSA pending changes and how people are experiencing these changes.

Hot weather getting to you? The Mosaic serves iced lattes & other beverages, and a pay what you think it’s worth, choose your own donation philosophy.
Also if the weather holds the meeting may include an impromptu picnic on the benches outside the Mosaic!

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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