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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 486-2600, ext. 2327.