Weekly updates in the land of GU Amnesty…
- Tuesday 2nd Novembers meeting: Flash mob prep completion (please print off Troy Davis mask templates if you have not done so already)
- Tuesday 2nd November: Love is a human right dance party! Nice N Sleazy, Â£3, 11pm-3am ‘GET KRUNK FOR EQUALITY!’
- Wednesday 3rd November: Death Penalty flash mob (rescheduled date), weather permitting, 11am-2pm, Library Hill
- Saturday 6th November: AIUK’s Scottish regional conference, Scottish Trade Union Congress Building, 333 Woodlands Road, 10am-4.30pm, free/Â£5 if you want lunch, pre-booking necessary so let me know if you’re interested, (I’m definitely going so do join me :))
- Friday 12th-Sunday 14th November: AIUK’s student conference, London, still places available but need to book so let me know ASAP.
Tuesday’s meeting this week:
After the huge amounts of enthusiasm last week where we all ended up splashing lots of paint around we soon realised that props would not dry or anywhere near ready for a flash mob the next day so it was democratically decided to postpone the flash mob until this coming Wednesday the 3rd November and to use this Tuesday’s meeting to finish off our creations. Come along and help out as we prepare to petition for Troy Davis and his urgent case (http://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=11458).
And please print off your Troy Davis mask templates if you’ve not already by opening the attachment. Resources to make them into masks will be provided on Tuesday.
Tuesday 2nd November – LOVE IS A HUMAN RIGHT DANCE PARTY
What better way to spend your Tuesday evening than to go out have a few drinks, a wee boogie and a fun night with some friends than to also be doing it in the name of human rights? Raise some money for Amnesty and show some awareness about equal rights for the gay, lesbian and transgender community.
And if that wasn’t enough to tempt you then we’re going to have pre-drinks at myself and Jens flat to use this chance for some Amnesty socialising and chat. Everyone is welcome, 9pm, we’ll then all head to Nice N Sleazy together as it’s not too far away! My number is 07842094672 if you want to get in touch and I’ll let you know where to find us!
Wednesday 3rd November – Troy Davis Flash Mob
Again, details will be arranged on Tuesday but the general idea is to commune for a 2 minute demonstration on the hour of 11am, 12pm and 1pm. That way we’ll catch the rush and everyone can come along even if you have a lecture. Then we’ll use a rota system to gather petition signatures through the remaining time. It’s going to be highly visual and so will hopefully have a high impact and result in lots of signatures!
Saturday 6th November – AIUK Regional Conference
Amnesty staff and volunteers hold a range of conferences around the UK across the year, offering a great way to meet other active supporters, share your interests and passion for human rights, and to learn more about Amnesty’s campaigning work. This year the conference is to be held in our very own West End and running from 10am-4.30pm this Saturday it’s too handy to miss! If you’d like to come along just let me know and I’ll book us in a few places.
Friday 12th-Sunday 14th November – AIUK National Student Conference
This years Amnesty UK’s student conference will be in the Human Rights Action Centre in London. We have 11 places to send people down so i will ask that if you’re interested please e-mail me back and we’ll arrange places.
The weekend will allow you to hear inspirational speakers discuss and debate today’s human rights issues, learn new skills, take action, vote and meet Amnesty students from across the UK. I highly recommend it, it’s always a great weekend! (http://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=11635)
Conference places cost Â£20 per person, which includes:
- Crashpad accommodation – bring bedding to make yourself comfortable (e.g. sleeping bag, mat)
- All food for the weekend, from an evening meal on Friday through to a packed lunch on Sunday
- Entry to the social events on Friday and Saturday evening
- Transport between the conference centre and crashpad
Of course there will then also be the cost of travelling to London, by which means of transport can be decided. We will be able to apply for some funding from the SRC but it will involve presenting receipts so anyone wanting to go will need to be able to pay upfront in order to reclaim costs back. Not sure how much they will offer us either but if trains are booked early or people are up for mega busing it then travel needn’t be expensive! 🙂
Thank you!Troy Davis Mask