If there is an Amnesty business meeting to attend, then tomorrow is it. With school starting soon and the big holiday months on their way, this meeting is the one where the major decisions will be made. There are many events to coordinate for the rest of 2013, so if you want to be a part of the planning, or even part of the final event, then it’s best to be at Hartford Coffee Company at 7 p.m. Here’s what’s in store:
Midwest Regional Conference
We learned this week that our annual Midwest Regional Conference will be at the University of Cincinnati Law School between Nov. 8 – 10. During our meeting, we will get a head count of who wants to attend. We will also spend time sorting out our transportation options. If this is something that you want to be a part of, then please come so we know that you’re interested.
As you may have heard, Judge Michael Manners finally made a decision on the Reggie Clemons case. This means that our fight will continue to ensure Clemons receives a new trial and that the death penalty is not used in this case (or in any case in Missouri). At tomorrow’s meeting, we will discuss the news and the avenues that we have for action and for building awareness on this issue.
Fall Fundraising Event
If you’ve attended previous meetings, then you probably know that we are in the middle of planning a fall fundraising event. Since we’d like this event to happen in late October or early November, then we will make some major decisions regarding this event tomorrow, such as the date, venue, and the exact type of event. Please attend if you want to do more than just talk about human rights or write letters, as this event will involve doing something we don’t normally do but also has a huge impact on human rights and on countless lives.
Who: Amnesty International members and human rights advocates
What: A meeting to discuss upcoming events and current affairs.
When: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Hartford Coffee Company on the corner of Roger and Hartford. We meet in the very back past the patio.
Why: Because there’s much to talk about and much to be done!