Write for Rights

Amnesty International members, letter writers, and human rights supporters across Canada and around the world are getting ready to mark Human Rights Day, December 10th, by taking part in Write for Rights.

Please join us in writing a letter on human rights day — it’s a simple act that can save a life! Be part of the world’s biggest global movement taking action to demand justice, respect and protection for human rights and an end to human rights violations..

Together we can make a difference. With your help we can write and send more letters than last year, save more lives, reunite more families and gain more dignity and respect for human rights globally.

The event is at the Round Street Cafe from 6-930pm. We supply all the letter writing materials, all you need to do is show up and write! There will be live entertainment, refreshments, and door prizes.

Write for Rights

Amnesty International Lethbridge Hosts 5th Annual Write for Rights


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

Curves South

Pemmican Lodge

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 sharpd@telus.net

For more information visit www.amnesty.ca/writeathon

Join our local Amnesty team in the Write for Rights pledge campaign: http://amnesty.akaraisin.com/amnestywriteforrights2011/teamlethbridgeamnesty

A mailbox will be available at Round Street Cafe during the month of December so that you can write letters all month long!


Demand Dignity Fun Run

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

Write for Rights 2010

Amnesty International Lethbridge wants to thank all that came out as well as their donors and supporters:

A particular thanks for helping us make the Write for Rights event a success:

Kathleen Thomson at the Jasmine Room for her generous donation of a beautiful basket as well as a gift certificate.

Cory Medd from Two guys and a Pizza Place, who generously donated a 50 dollar gift certificate.

Andrea Tapp at the Warner Library

Jenna from Jenna’s Sugar Cookies for the gift certificate for two dozen cookies.

Eileen at The Penny Coffee House, who donated 20 dollars in gift certificates.

Bonnie at the Round Street for allowing us to host our events at her business as well as providing us with tasty treats at all events.

Josee Meere from Josee’s Home Made Imports for her continuing support and donations.

Thanks to all of you, Amnesty would not be able to do the work they do without you!