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AITO Regional Meeting 2018
September 22 2018, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Amnesty International Toronto Organization 2018 Regional Meeting
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Register Now! All previous RGMs have sold out! – No registration at the venue – Deadline September 10, 2018. See the link below!
Where – Oakham House, Ryerson University, 63 Gould Street, Toronto
Time – 9:00 am – 5 pm. (Sign in between 8:15 – 8:55 am)
The venue is wheel chair accessible
Keynote address – Alex Neve, Secretary General, Amnesty International, Canadian Section English-speaking
Four concurrent workshops – Register for one of them when you sign in on the day.
12 Years a Prisoner and His Family Needs Him Back – Release Huseyin Celil Now! His lawyer and the file coordinator will give you the background, seek your help and creative ideas for advocacy.
Who Wants to be an Ombudsperson? – Delve into Amnesty’s successful campaign , “Open for Justice” to create a watchdog for responsible business practices abroad.
What’s New in Urgent Actions (UAs)? – Explore the various platforms for taking urgent action to find your best fit. Hear stories from an AI international campaigner to motivate your work.
Refugees Issues Interactive Workshop – “This is Not a Game”- created by Medecins Sans Frontieres to raise awareness & advocate about the humanitarian and political crisis in the NTCA & Mexico. Your chance to provide input to improve the “game” as an educational and advocacy tool!
Lunch! Besides eating excellent food (includes vegetarian, vegan options) mingle with fellow activists, chat with some presenters, sign petitions and purchase cool merchandise!
After Lunch Guest Speaker: Michelle Shepard – renowned Author, Journalist, Filmmaker
Panel Discussion: The Challenges & Opportunities to Activism in the Digital Age.
Hear from the Citizen Lab; a Professor of Journalism; and Amnesty International on this important issue.
Amnesty Action to cap off the day
Four years ago in Ayotzinapa, Mexico 43 students disappeared. During the Regional Meeting you will have the opportunity to sign message on a gigantic letter to be presented to the Ambassador of Mexico in Ottawa. You will tweet, participate in a photo action, write letters and make your voice heard asking for constructive action and to bring justice to the disappeared and their families.
You do not have to be a registered member of Amnesty International. This is a great opportunity to develop your activism skills & human rights knowledge while connecting with other members and supporters.
Registration & Information here