Tomorrow’s meeting, sleepout, gig night and ceilidh!

Hello Amnestiers!


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See the full set of photos here!

Thank you and well done to all those who took part in the Arms Trade Treaty campaign on library hill on Friday. Your enthusiasm paid off as we collected dozens of signatures and more importantly, raised lots of awareness and interest.

This week’s meeting

This week’s meeting is in Committee Room 1 in the QMU, Tuesday at 5pm. In preparation for International Women’s Day next week (follow this link for more info: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/), we’re focusing on women’s rights in Saudi Arabia and on Amnesty’s new campaign to fight against the women’s driving ban in Saudi Arabia.

As well as this, we’ll take action for some urgent actions, and prepare a banner for the sleep-out on Friday!

Coming up

– Amnesty International and STAR sleepout, 2nd March on the steps of the Wellington Church: Our annual sponsored sleepout with STAR (Student Action for Refugees) is to raise money for Positive Action in Housing (http://www.paih.org/). Its a chilly but brilliant night full of chatting, singing and attempted sleeping! Here’s the Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/245263332220635/.

– GU Band Society gig in aid of Amnesty, Mon 5th March, 8pm, £4, 13th Note: The brilliant Band Society is putting on a gig in aid of Amnesty. We had one last year and it was a resounding success! Here’s the Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/153395158112770/.

– GU Amnesty, Red Cross and STAR ceilidh, Thurs 8th March, 7:30pm, £4/5, QMU: Get your dancing shoes on- the annual joint charity ceilidh is back! All the money raised will be going to help Refugees at the Glasgow Refugee service. Follow this link for the Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/115036801958974/ .

See y’all tomorrow!

Catherine

Updates For Week of 4th October

Hey guys,

Here’s the weekly updates, lots coming up!

The Gist:

  • Tuesday 5th October, 5pm, committee room 1, QMU: Death penalty campaign and raise-off ideas.
  • Letter-off team, The Hubb, 5pm, tomorrow (Monday 4th October)
  • Weekend away – please bring £20 deposit on Tuesday for accommodation
  • Wednesday 6th October, 5pm, Boyd Orr, level 4, lecture theatre B (412), Burma VJ screening.

The Low Down:

Tuesday’s Meeting

This week we shall be discussing Amnesty UK’s death penalty campaign with the hopes of arranging a demonstration. We shall also be looking at some raise-off ideas. For more information on the particular campaign visit http://www.amnesty.org.uk/content.asp?CategoryID=78.

Burma VJ Screening (Wednesday 6th October, 5pm, Boyd Orr, level 4, lecture theatre B (412))

Burma VJ

Burma VJ

After last weeks meeting many of you came up and asked about the possibility of watching the rest of the film, so we decided to host a screening to serve just that purpose! Come along to see the full document, a very worthwhile watch. If, however, anyone cannot make it on Wednesday then you are more than welcome to borrow my copy and pass it around.

Glasgow Vs Edinburgh Letter-off (11th-16th October)

For those of you who expressed an interest in our letter-off team this is a reminder of our meeting tomorrow at 5pm in the Hubb. If this is the first you’ve heard and you’re interested in getting involved in the letter-off team please get in touch or feel free to come along tomorrow.

Weekend Away (15th-17th October)

Our weekend to the Isle of Arran is fast approaching! Please bring £20 deposit along to the meeting on Tuesday and in return we shall provide you with some sponsor forms to get going on our mountain challenge. We still have a few spaces left so if anyone is interested in joining let us know!

Best wishes,
GU Amnesty.