We invite you to join Amnesty International Lethbridge for our annual Write for Rights event on December 10 from 6 – 10 pm at the Owl Acoustic Lounge here in Lethbridge!
Every year on December 10, which is also International Human Rights Day, Lethbridge and area community members come together to write letters on behalf of prisoners of conscience and those affected by human rights abuse and injustice. We supply everything you need – paper, pens and postage – we just need you to come and write the letters! Never written a letter like this before? No problem, we can help!
There will be live music, a silent auction, food, and drinks! The event is free, open to the public and is for all ages.
Music line-up includes: The Silkstones, VARS, Megan Brown (Dearly Departed), CKXU’s Aaron Trozzo, & more to come!
James Rodriguez a human rights activist-turned documentary photographer, was raised in Mexico City but migrated to Orange County, California, in the mid 1980s. Based in Guatemala since 2004, James has been documenting Guatemala’s fragile post-war scenario from an independent stance. His work from Mexico and Central America documenting land tenure struggles, human rights abuses, post-war processes, and negative effects of globalization, has been published in dozens of periodicals around the globe. Winner of independent awards, his work has been exhibited widely – including solo exhibits during the 2008 Americas Social Forum and two Amnesty International-sponsored exhibits in Canada in 2007 and 2012. His work can be seen at: mimundo.org
The exhibit “Canadian Extractives as Development: Myth or Reality” is a body of work from a two-week research mission to Guatemala to investigate the impact of Canadian extractives on the environment and the rights of Indigenous Peoples. His work will be at the Bowman Art Centre, 811 5 Ave S Lethbridge, from Sept 22 to Oct 27. Opening reception is Sept 22 at 7pm.
Amnesty International Lethbridge Hosts 5th Annual Write for Rights
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY – December 10, 2011
Round Street Cafe – 427 – 5th Street South
December 10, 2011, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Show your support for HUMAN RIGHTS around the globe by joining us to write letters to help prisoners of conscience, human rights defenders under threat, and vulnerable communities facing ongoing abuse of their human rights.
This year we are hoping to write 1000 letters with YOUR HELP as well as the help of community groups and organizations in Lethbridge.
FREE PUBLIC EVENT, please join us in our write-a-thon, enjoy live music, refreshments, door prizes and a silent auction.
We will proved the pens, paper, letter appeals, and stamps!
As well we will be doing a greeting card campaign to give messages of hope to prisoners of conscience.
Thanks to our musicians: Dale Ketcheson, Collin McInnes, and Floyd Sillito
Thanks to our donors: Round Street Cafe, Ten Thousand Villages, Two Guys and a Pizza Place, Jasmine Tea Room, Showcase Comics, Napa Auto Parts Coaldale, Naturistas, Conscious Crafter, Darcie Sharp, and Harald.
Community participants hosting their own Write for Rights:
Local bible study group
Black Rock Terrace
Gilbert Paterson Middle School
Winston Churchill High School
Victoria Park High School
OUTreach Southern Alberta Society
If your organization or group is interested in hosting your own Write for Rights please contact Darcie firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: Demand Dignity Fun Run Location: Henderson Lake- Nikka Yuko Gardens Link out: Click here Description: Registration 9:45 – 10:45 AM
Yoga Warm Up: 10:15-10:45 AM
A special thank you to Yoga Rituals for leading the Yoga Warm Up
Start Time 11:00 AM
Run will begin and end in front of Nikka Yuko Gardens.
Register online @ http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SWYXNFG
Once you’ve registered you will be contacted by Amnesty Lethbridge with the waiver and pledge form that you can print off and bring to the Run.
Race fee $25/Or collect pledges with a minimum of $25.
Amnesty International Lethbridge’s “Demand Dignity” 5 Km Run/Walk: Fundraiser to support Amnesty International’s work towards raising awareness and taking action on the human rights violations that lead to global poverty.
Start Time: 09:30 Date: 2011-09-17 End Time: 13:00