by megiana

‘Women’s Rights are Human Rights’ Photo Exhibition

November 30, 2010 in events, information, main by megiana

‘Women’s Rights are Human Rights’ photo exhibition’, Tuesday 30th November-Thursday 9th December, Daily, 9am-5pm, University Chapel, West Quadrangle, Main Building.

Just to inform everyone that the ‘Women’s Rights are Human Rights’ photo exhibition is now up and ready for viewing. It documents the extensive work carried out during Amnesty International UK’s six-year campaign, ‘Stop Violence Against Women.’

This campaign ended in 2010 but is by no means the end of Amnesty’s work on gender and women’s human rights. The exhibition celebrates the success and gives recognition to Amnesty supporters for their commitment and enthusiasm. It highlights that there is still much to be done on women’s human rights and achieving gender equality around the world, and that Amnesty will continue to work beyond the campaign.

The exhibition will be up in the University Chapel’s exhibition space until the 9th of December. Open every day, 9am-5pm, drop by at a time that suits you. Powerful and informative, this is well worth a visit.

Warm regards,

by megiana

Weekly Updates

November 29, 2010 in news by megiana

Hi everyone,

The arrival of all this snow has made me feel very festive and this weeks Amnesty happenings are a definite reflection of that!

Tuesday 30th November: Greetings cards – Amnesty UK’s annual greetings card campaign is underway and we’re also hoping to make some lovey Christmassy cards to sell on Friday so this Tuesday’s meeting well be nice a crafty. Come along to get creative and to send a message of hope to prisoners of conscience across the globe.

Friday 3rd December: Winter Folk Night, The Halt Bar, 7pm, Open Mic.!/event.php?eid=113829242016007

Friday 10th December: Troy Day – Edinburgh, 1.30pm!/event.php?eid=131972840192135

The 10th of December is human rights day and all the Scottish Uni Amnesty groups are gathering to hold a day of solidarity for Troy Davis. A group of us shall be travelling through, leaving Glasgow around 12pm. If anyone is interested follow this link:!/event.php?eid=131972840192135

for more information and sign up either on Tuesday or by getting back to me. Group discounts on the train!

I realise many people have exams and deadlines and it’s a bit of a rubbish time of year. If you’re lucky enough (like me) to be free though this should be a great day and a fantastic chance to get some justice for Troy Davis.

GU Amnesty.

by megiana

*ROOM CHANGE* – Wednesday 17 November: Organ Harvesting in China

November 16, 2010 in events by megiana

Hi everyone,

There’s been a double booking and so we’ve been reallocated for Wednesday night’s film screening:

Wednesday 17th November, 6pm, Room 435, cap 16, The St Andrew’s Building: Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners in China.

Falun Gong Logo

by megiana

Aung San Released! And This Weeks Happenings

November 15, 2010 in news by megiana

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all well on this pivotal day! Aung San Suu Kyi, Burma’s opposition leader and our longest-serving prisoner of conscience, has finally been released after spending 15 of the last 21 years under house arrest! Everyone who has ever taken part in any of the Burma campaign…you made a difference and here is the evidence! However, although it’s fantastic news and certainly provides hope there are still 2,200 political prisoners behind bars in Burma and the fight doesn’t end here.

This week in GU Amnesty:

Monday 15th November: 5pm, Jim’s bar, QMU, Amnesty funternational preparation meeting. (more details below)

Tuesday’s meeting: A call for celebration, let’s take some recognition for Suu Kyi’s release! We shall also be looking at some of Amnesty’s latest campaigns, violence against women, Scottish gypsy travellers and the ongoing Burmese battle. Come along on Tuesday for some debate, activism and a wee celebrate!

Wednesday 17th November: Film screening following last weeks talk on Falun Gong practitioners. The film shall concentrate on the horrific Organ harvesting that takes place and will finish with some ending comments from Yu Yu Williamson. 6pm, Boyd Orr, lecture theatre B, level 4.

Sunday 21st November: Amnesty Funternational, 8pm, £3, Jims bar, QMU.!/event.php?eid=176376639043011

Coming up: GU amnesty love Christmas and what a chance to utilise for fundraising initiatives. Details shall be given out on Tuesday but over the coming weeks we’re looking to put together a carol singing group, get crafty making some christmassy decorations/cards and organise a winter folk night!

More Info:

Aung San Suu Kyi:

The message here is not to be fooled. There is still a huge way to go in Burma. However, we can be pleased that a step in the right direction has been taken and so although we’re going to celebrate let’s not forget those who are still behind bars,

Amnesty Funternational Prep:
Sunday see’s our latest fundraising effort and we’re asking for any help people can give. If you’d like to be involved come along to the planning meeting tomorrow at 5pm in Jims bar. We shall be discussing raffle prizes, games, quizzes, music, cakes and anything that people would like to see at the event. Bring out your inner child!

Thanks very much and thank you for all your continued dedication.

by megiana

Latest News

November 10, 2010 in information, news by megiana

Hello you GU Amnesty folk,

Tuesday 9th November: 5pm-6pm, committee room 1, QMU, Guest Speaker, Yu Yu Williamson, “China’s organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners”

New Facebook group: Lots of you said facebook wasn’t working so we have a sparkling new group:

THANK YOU: Firstly to everyone who came along to Tuesday’s “Love is a human right club night”. The takings are still to be counted but the night was packed out with people having fun, dancing away, and showing interest in the cause, a great success! Special thank you to Catriona Reilly for all her hard work compiling the evening.

Secondly, a huge thank you to all who helped create flash mob props, and then to all those who came along on Friday standing out in the freezing cold to collect signatures. We collected many many signatures so well done all! (Check out the photos on the new FB group!)

Green Light

Sunday 21st November: Amnesty Funternational: 8pm, Jims bar, £3. A night full of all your childhood favourites, games, crazes, music and sweets! Either come along or if you’d like to be involved in the organising of it contact Claire Rooney or Keleigh Morrison either through this e-mail address or on Tuesday evening!

Photos From Death Penalty Flash Mob

November 10, 2010 in photos by Rob Hallam

Thanks to Claudia for the photos!

by megiana

Flash Mob Finalised Plans

November 4, 2010 in actions, events by megiana

Hello everyone!

So, after deciding last night that we would postpone the flash mob again because of the forecast rain, it’s (typically!) not rained at all today!

Never mind, Flash mob this Friday 5th November, 11am-2pm. Forecast is for dry weather so let’s all cross our fingers and toes and go implement all the hard work we’ve put in over the past few weeks making props and getting prepared! I for one will be there no matter what, i promise, promise Friday is the day!

This e-mail is a plea for folk to let me know when they’re available on Friday so i can draw up a wee rota.

The Plan:

On the hours of 11am,12pm and 1pm as many of us as possible will commune on the library hill to flash mob for a 2 minute period with our masks/banners and traffic lights set up.

Those who then have lectures within the main hour can head off and those who are free for half an hour slots can stay around collecting petition signatures.

Be great if there’s quite a lot of us for the 2 minute stints as we’ll make a much larger impact!

So pop me a line, saying whether you’re free on the hour for 2 mins and then in the time slots of:

  • 10.30am, QMU, to help collect the traffic lights and set them up in time for the first mob.
  • 11am-11.30am
  • 11.30am-12pm
  • 12.30pm-1pm
  • 1pm-1.30pm
  • 1.30pm-2pm.

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