News And Updates!

October 30, 2011 in main by Catherine

Hello GU Amnesty!

Hope you’ve all had a good weekend! Those of us who ran the 5k on Saturday are alive a well (just about) and are still waiting for the last bits of sponsor money to come through- well done runners!

This week’s meeting

We’re having a film screening in the BOYD ORR this week in room 412, Level 4 at 5pm. There’ll be people standing in the foyer to direct you if you’re not sure where to go. Here’s

by Keleigh

Week 6: Weekly News and Updates!

October 23, 2011 in main by Keleigh

Hello lovely people of GU Amnesty!

Hope you’ve all had a good weekend.  We’re back in Qudos, 5pm on Tuesday in the QMU!

This week’s meeting:

This week we’ll finish the gorgeous cut-out letters we started last week for our End Stoning campaign:
http://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=12139 and plan our action on campus together. We’ll also focus some more on women’s rights around the world.

Coming up:  

The Big Fun Run: (http://www.bigfunrun.com/?glasgow&locations_id=61) on Saturday 29th October- THIS WEEKEND! We’re hoping that many of you will get your running/walking shoes on for this 5k event.  It costs £12 to enter (paid to the organisers on the day) and we’ve set up a Just Giving page for sponsorship money: www.justgiving.com/Amnestyglasgowbigfunrun

– Weekend away:  4th-6th Nov, Isle of Arran.  We’re going for two nights, arriving on the Friday to do our sponsored walk up Goat Fell on the Saturday, followed by dinner and wine!  On Sunday, people can leave in the morning or afternoon, but I personally will be leaving in the afternoon to leave time to head to the chocolate shop and the Cheese Experience! Price wise, accommodation will be £25 for the two nights, and return transport will be around £18. It’ll be a great fundraiser and a brilliant way to get to know each other more. An easy way to donate or for people to sponsor you is through our Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/Amnestyglasgowgoatfell.

– Hot-dog stand outside Cheesy Pop:  This is a fundraising idea we’ve wanted to try for a while- selling hot dogs outside Cheesy Pop (the QMU’s Friday club night) as people are leaving at the end.  Other societies have done this successfully and so we’re keen to give it a go, so will discuss it more in meetings.

– Protect the Human club night at Stereo, Thurs December 1st: Owen in the group is running a club night in aid of Amnesty- he spoke to us about it at last week’s meeting and is wanting volunteers to give up a couple of hours to PR the event around campus.  It will be a great night- dancing in aid of Amnesty!

– Christmas caroling:  We are determined to make this happen this year! Whether you can sing or not we’ll muddle through lots of carols in a public place and raise tons of money!

– The Secret Policeman’s Ball is confirmed for Saturday 4th February in Qudos- very exciting!  Billy Kirkwood is confirmed as our compere and in the next couple of months we’ll get going on a big publicity drive- there’s lot’s to do!  This annual night of comedy has been more and more successful over the last couple of years, raising thousands of pounds for Amnesty, and we want to make this one the biggest yet!

– Please tell us if you’re keen to organise something, or have a fundraising or campaigning idea.

If you’ve not been to meetings so far, please come along- newcomers are always welcome. Our next meeting is in QUDOS at 5pm in the QMU.

See you on Tuesday at the meeting!

Catherine

Week 4 Weekly News and Updates!

October 9, 2011 in events, news by Catherine

Hello GU Amnestiers!

Hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend.  Was great to see so many back on Tuesday- and to have so much more space in Qudos was such a delight!  We’re back in Qudos, 5pm on Tuesday in the QMU.  After the vote on campaign areas last week, the two which came out on top were human rights in Burma and women’s rights, so these will be our campaigns for the next few weeks!

This week’s meeting

This week we’re focusing on women’s rights.  We’ll have three areas set up; one on women in Afghanistan, one on women in Iran, and another dedicated to banner making for all the arty types!  There’s loads of information on the AI UK website:

http://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=10220. and of course there’ll be loads to learn and discuss at the meeting on Tuesday.

Also, we’re having our second social at The Common Rooms straight after the meeting.  Please come along for drinks and FREE FOOD!!

Coming up  

 

– TOMORROW! World Day Against the Death Penalty on Monday 10th October: ACTION ON LIBRARY HILL 11-3PM.  We’re doing a visual action tomorrow, holding placards with death penalty prisoners’ names on library hill leading up to a table with a petition.  Please come along and get involved/support out first taste of activism this year! http://www.worldcoalition.org/worldday.html.

 

– This Wednesday, 12th Oct, there is a film screening in The Arches about women’s rights in South Korea.  The tickets are £2, and the lady who is running the night is coming to the meeting on Tuesday to tell us more about it.

 

– Weekend away: please fill out the poll on Facebook if you want to come! http://www.facebook.com/groups/guamnesty/.  The dates are either the 21st-23nd Oct or the 4th-6th Nov, staying for two nights on Arran.  It will be a brilliant weekend and a great way to get to know one another!

 

– The Big Fun Run (http://www.bigfunrun.com/?glasgow&locations_id=61) on Saturday 29th October: we’re hoping that many of you will get your running/walking shoes on for this 5k event- there’ll be more details closer to the time.

 

– The Secret Policeman’s Ball is confirmed for Saturday 4th February in Qudos- very exciting!  Billy Kirkwood is confirmed as our compere and in the next couple of months we’ll get going on a big publicity drive- there’s lot’s to do!  This annual night of comedy has been increasingly successful over the last couple of years, raising thousands of pounds for Amnesty, and we want to make this one the biggest yet!

 

–  As well as all this, there’s loads more in the pipeline: a club night, a freedom of expression night, Christmas caroling, and please tell us if you’re keen to organise something, or have a fundraising or campaigning idea.

If you’ve not been to the first three meetings, please come along- newcomers are always welcome. Our next meeting is in QUDOS, at 5pm, Tuesday, QMU.  


See you on Tuesday at the meeting and social afterwards!

Catherine

 

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