Monday, June 23, 2008

First summer meeting, Urgent Actions


Since several of us are in town for the summer and have expressed interest in holding summer meetings, we will have our first summer meeting tomorrow (Tuesday June 24th) at 7:30pm at Sarah Whitten, Chris Schroeder, and Matt Whiteway's house on 420 College Ave. It is very close to campus, but if you need a ride feel free to call me (Sarah) at 405.816.1613 and I'd be happy to pick you up.


For those of you not in town, you can still write Urgent Action letters with us. I have attached the latest ones to this email. Our newest one is about the Human Rights situation in Colombia. Trade unionists and human rights defenders have been threatened by paramilitaries there, and we have a movie that explains the complex, ongoing conflict in that country that we can watch tomorrow. It's called "La sierra urban: warfare in the barrios of Medellin, Colombia."

You can keep up with our Urgent Actions and find more on our UA blog at


Also, a date has been set for the Fall '08 edition of Groovefest - Sunday, September 28th. There will be a Groovefest meeting Wednesday night (June 25th) at 7pm in the Will Rogers room of the Union (home of the booths and the sooner schooner, by the food court) Next fall's theme and slogan will be voted on, and other issues like nonprofit status for the event will be discussed. If you are interested in getting involved with Groovefest, Norman's biannual human rights music festival, this would be a good meeting to attend. If you want to know more about Groovefest you can visit

If you want to get on our Groovefest committee, which is in charge of Community Awareness and Education for the event, our Groovefest coordinator for Fall is Sarah Whitten. You can email her at

See you soon!

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