Tomorrow is yet another monthly letter writing meeting for the St. Louis chapter of Amnesty International. Just like all of our other Amnesty letter-writing meetings, we write letters on behalf of various prisoners of conscious around the world, talk about upcoming issues and events, and catch up with each other on life. So, why should you come to tomorrow’s Amnesty meeting? The one at Hartford Coffee Company on the corner of Hartford and Roger that starts at 7 p.m.? Here’s four great reasons why:
- Awesome People Will Be There – This is because the St. Louis Amnesty chapter is full of the coolest people in The Lou. And we are the coolest people in The Lou because we are human rights activists. If anything, you should drop by and say, “Hi.” Consider it networking, but funner.
- There’s Great Food and Drink – Hartford has good stuff to munch on, and I’m a big fan of their Vietnamese iced coffee. If you’re worried about coming straight from work with nothing to eat, or having to stop somewhere to pick up dinner, don’t sweat it. We have that covered. We’re totally cool with you eating and drinking as you write too. After all, everyone does it.
- What Else Are Your Gonna Do on a Tuesday Night? Watch TV? – At least at the Amnesty meeting, you’ll be doing something productive and for others. Yes, some people are busy with school, jobs, and family, but if you’re not, then we’d like to see tomorrow.
- You Get to Make a Difference in the Lives of Others – When was the last time you did that? If you can’t remember, then make a memory at tomorrow’s meeting. If you think this letter writing thing doesn’t work in making a difference, then consider that the letter writing efforts of this chapter helped to release prisoners of conscience like Khun Kawiro, Ma Khin Khin Leh, and Aung San Suu Kyi. It’s not work that takes effect overnight, but not doing anything at all also won’t help the people we’re trying to help.