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!

“BURMA VJ” – Film Screening

Title: “BURMA VJ” – Film Screening
Location: Bowman Art Gallery, 811 5 Avenue South, Lethbridge
Description: Anders Østergaard, acclaimed filmmaker, brings us close to the video journalists who deliver the footage in Burma during the dramatic days of September 2007, when the Buddhist monks started marching. The film offers a unique insight into high-risk journalism and dissidence in a police state, while at the same time providing a thorough documentation of the historical events.
Start Time: 18:45
Date: 2010-10-20
End Time: 21:00

“On this third anniversary of the Saffron Revolution, Amnesty International calls on world leaders to demand that the Myanmar government free all political prisoners at once, and ensure human rights protection throughout the elections period and beyond”, said Benjamin Zawacki.

Sisters in Spirit Vigil October 4, 2010

Galt Gardens at 7:00 pm

Guest Speaker: Beverley Jacobs, lead researcher and consultant for the Stolen Sisters Report.

The candlelight vigil features Olivia Tailfeathers, Jamie Medicine Crane Dance, Dr. Joanne Fiske, and a honor drum song.

Everyone, all ages, are welcome. Come and help raise awareness about our missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls with a goal of one day ending the violence against all women and girls.

Bring blankets and lawn chairs if you would like.

Please bring pictures of loved ones who have been affected by violence.

For more information, see the newly released report by Native Women’s Association of Canada:

http://www.nwac.ca/sisters-spirit-research-report-2010

or see Amnesty International’s 2009 report on Stolen Sisters:

http://www.amnesty.ca/amnestynews/upload/AMR200122009.pdf