Last Letter Writing Meeting for 2013

letter writing ThanksgivingWe understand that is the week of Thanksgiving and that everyone is busy, but if you could spare some time tomorrow, that would be great. Tomorrow is our last letter writing meeting of the year. We typically don’t have a meeting during the last week of the year, instead participating in Amnesty International’s annual Write-a-Thon (details can be found below).

Details for Tomorrow’s Meeting

Who: Our Amnesty International chapter and those interested in human rights

What: To write letters on behalf of prisoners of conscience worldwide

When: 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Hartford Coffee Company on the corner of Roger and Hartford, one block off of Arsenal

Why: Because people need our help and we can make a difference

How: Just show up to the meeting! We’ll provide the paper, pens, and pertinent information on each of the cases. Be thankful that you are able to do something for others, and not be in a position where you need activists like us writing letters on your behalf!

Letter Writing Topics

  • Families left homeless in Brazil
  • Human rights organization attacked in San Salvador
  • Shi’a community at risk of forced eviction in Indonesia
  • Political activist detained in Yemen

Write-a-Thon Event Details

Our goal this year is 200 letters! So please join us to write for rights at our Annual St. Louis Write-a-Thon! Please RSVP on Facebook (by clicking the link) if you are attending or thinking about attending. Even if you don’t want to sit with us and write letters, you are welcome to come to the brewery, have a meal, and sign a few of our petitions.

Who: Our Amnesty International chapter and anyone else who wants to do something good for someone else this holiday season.

What: To write letters on behalf of prisoners of conscience worldwide

When: Saturday, Dec. 7 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Schlafly Bottleworks – 7260
Southwest Ave. @ Manchester. Maplewood, MO 63143

Why: Because people need our help and we can make a difference, and because it’s fun

How: Just show up and enjoy great company, food, and beer (food and beer not free). We’ll provide the paper, pens, and pertinent information on each of the cases.

If you can’t attend the Write-a-thon, then please subscribe to this blog for updates! We will be posting the focus cases for this year’s event, so you can follow along and write letters on your own time. We’ll give you all the information you need to write the letter and to send it to the appropriate person. If you’re going to write letters on your own or attend our event, then please pledge your commitment on the Amnesty website. Our goal is 200 letters, but Amnesty’s goal is to have 75,000 people writing letters. Please join the event in any way you can! Your voice has power, and many people around the world need it.

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