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 Jacque Smith, Director of Public Relations

Nov. 10, 2004
February 2005 Outlook story

Union hosts Amnesty International Conference

LINCOLN—On Sunday, Nov. 14, Union College will host an interactive Amnesty International Conference to develop creative and practical ways to stop violence against women. Special guests will include Doug Patterson, an international theatre artist and human rights activist, and T. Marni Vos, an internationally acclaimed comedian and lover of humanity.
        The conference, which begins at 1:30 p.m., is free and open to the public. Membership in Amnesty International is not required. Beginning at 11:30 a.m., a pre-conference session will be held for all interested in forming an Amnesty group or in becoming human rights activists. Both events will be held in the Shawnee Room of Union’s Ortner Center. Lunch will be provided at no cost for high school students courtesy of Union College. All other guests are welcome to purchase lunch on site beginning at noon.
        Amnesty International, founded in 1961, is a worldwide organization that campaigns for internationally recognized human rights. More than 1.5 million members in more than 150 countries and territories join Amnesty in calling for protection of human rights across the globe. Members receive appeals for action and write letters and e-mails to officials asking for justice. Union College’s chapter of Amnesty International has grown to be the largest in the state, with an average chapter membership of 40.
        Parking is available in the College View Seventh-day Adventist Church parking lot at 48th and Prescott streets. For more information or to make reservations, contact Chris Blake at or (402) 486-2600, ext. 2327.