Hi Activists! As the semester winds down we still have a couple events to celebrate and take study breaks with us! This Tuesday, December 3rd, we won’t have our 7pm meeting in PAR. But our Write for Rights Event is Wednesday, December 4th, 6-8pm! We will have it in the SAC 3.112! There will be pizza and writing letters to help Prisoners of Conscience!
Also as a relaxing celebration of the end, during the Monday dead day, December 9th, we will have brunch at Ana and Hannah’s house! Cooking starts around 11 am and eating at noon! Please join us!
We are so grateful for everyone’s help with the #GameofDrones tour stop in Austin! We had over 100 signatures on our petition and raised a lot of awareness around the issue of drones. To keep up with the national #GameofDrones tour here is their tumblr (http://www.amnestygameofdrones.tumblr.com/).
As a follow-up event to the #GameofDrones event we are trying to put together a screening of the documentary “Dirty Wars.” Keep checking back for more details!!
Remember our Profit Share at Austin’s Pizza on November 19th!
Welcome back to the 40 Acres! We are so excited to get back to our meetings this year. They will be Tuesdays at 7pm in PAR 306!! Our first informational meeting will be September 10th!
We also have lots of upcoming events:
Austin PRIDE: Saturday, September 7th 10am-6pm
Texas Amnesty will be tabling with ribbons of solidarity and face painting. For more information contact Sahare (email@example.com)
Peace Discussion with Jacob George: Friday, September 13th
Jacob George, an Afghanistan war veteran, will be coming to campus to talk about peace and his experiences. Please join us for a concert and an informative discussion.
Meeting tonight in PAR 301– we’ll be discussing Syria! Also, let us know tonight if you plan to attend the state conference this weekend. We will cover the $5 fee for members
Thanks to everyone who came to our meeting on Amnesty’s new #mybodymyrights campaign this week! Pictures will be posted soon!
Next week, we’ll be focusing on the rights of women in Bahrain.
Also, we wanted to let you know that the State Conference is officially set for April 13th here at UT! In addition to hosting the conference, we are going to have the opportunity to design a creative action for conference participants surrounding an Amnesty campaign. Check out the State Conference page for details and how you can help!
Sneak peek from Tuesday’s meeting:
This Tuesday, we are excited to talk about Amnesty’s newest campaign on sexual and reproductive health: My Body, My Rights.
We will also be talking about some of our upcoming events, including the Amnesty Conference for the state of Texas, being hosted on UT’s campus, and an event on U.S. Drone Policy.
Hope to see you there!
At this Tuesday’s meeting, Coco will be leading a discussion on human rights for the mentally ill at 7 p.m. in PAR 301.
Afterwards, we will be going to Austin’s Pizza for our fundraiser! 15% of profits will help our chapter host events and attend conferences. Even if you can’t make it to our meeting, stop by Austin’s Pizza anytime between 7 and 10 p.m. and let them know you are with Amnesty International when you pay!