Thursday, January 31, 2008

Agenda for General Meeting January 27th


Meet and Greet/Sign In

About Amnesty International

  • History and significance of organization

  • Our group new format for meetings (formal/informal meetings on alternating Sundays)

About us: As the OU chapter of Amnesty International, we are dedicated to promoting the impartial protection of human rights by
  • providing opportunities for education and discussion to encourage awareness of human rights violations committed both internationally and domestically.
  • meeting regularly to write letters and organize actions on behalf of victims of human rights violations.
  • supporting organizations that improve the quality of life in our community.

Working in the OU, Norman, and Oklahoma communities

  • Oklahoma Sustainability Conference: March 28-29
  • Next week’s “Focus the Nation” on Global Warming

Short Presentation

Danny Terlip, president of Our Earth (OU’s Environmental Student Organization) will be talking about “Focus the Nation,” an effort to focus people's attention on global warming solutions through their own disciplines. Next week’s nationwide teach-in will include brown bag lunches as well as a round table discussion and webcast.

Old Business

  • Last semester – Groovefest, John Perkins, Maze of Injustice

New Business

Scheduled Events

  • Statewide Conference – February 16th from 10am-4pm in Willard Hall at OSU - Registration, Transportation

  • The Vagina Monologues – Performance February 11 and 12
    Dress Rehearsal with talk back about the performance February 10th at 2pm at the Unitarian Church (1301 W. Boyd, just west of Berry), free to the public
    Sign-up sheet for selling tickets (two free tickets if you volunteer!)
  • Groovefest - Spring edition

  • Big Event – Saturday, April 5, 2008 – volunteer applications due Friday, February 29th

Urgent Action Network

  • Presentation of latest UA
  • Letter writing Sunday, February 3rd at 7:30pm at Traditions East

Added Items

Close Meeting
next general meeting Sunday, Feburary 10th at 6pm in the Frontier room of the Union

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