Local Happenings - Global Write-a-thon

It gets discouraging. Two weeks ago: myself and one other at the weekly Amnesty International meeting. Last week: just me and four empty walls staring back at me. Tonight: I was once again joined by one other fellow activist, but no one else. Even though we are determined to do our small part in changing the world, it is disheartening when support and community are so scarce. But we'll press on, and here is what we are working on.

Amnesty International annually organizes the Global Write-a-thon on International Human Rights Day, December 10th. We'll be taking part, hopefully on a grand scale, by inviting the entire community to join us in writing letters of hope to human rights defenders and prisoners of conscience around the world for the holiday card action. We'll also be taking action on behalf of those same individuals, urging their governments to respect human rights. 

If that isn't enough, there will be actions pressuring the United States, China, and the UNHCR to protect North Koreans seeking asylum in China (see Seoul Train) - plus live music and some food and drink. Don't miss it: Saturday, December 10th in the Hatch Ballroom AB at BSU from 3 to 6 pm. I'll keep writing about this event as it approaches. In the meantime, if you live in Boise and are interested in Amnesty International, help us out! If you don't live in Boise, get involved in your local activist scene. This world isn't going to change on its own.

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