Five dates to change the world
Every day is a good day to change the world, but if you are looking for an opportunity close to home where you can join like minded people, then there are five dates that you may want to put in your diary.
On Sunday 26th October, theCambridge City group has a stall from 10:30am - 4:30pm at the Marketplace of the exciting Cambridge's first Women of the World event. The Marketplace is free for all, so do come by to say hello, sign petitions and learn more about the work of Amnesty in the world and in Cambridge. Click here for more details.
Then the next day, Monday 27th October (NOTE NEW DATE) at 7pm the Stop Torture campaign group meets in CB2 (Norfolk Street). It'll be great to see new members. There will be updates on the global campaign, discussion and planning around local actions as well as letter writing.Click for more details.
On Tuesday 28th October again at CB2 another opportunity to write letters. Drop in between 7:30 and 9pm and put your pen to paper to stand up for victims of Human Rights abuses. All materials and information will be supplied. Newcomers are very welcome and help with letter writing is available and will gladly be given. Click for more details.
The first event in November is a documentary screening of "Transcending Fear" about one of China's most prominent Human Right's lawyers, Gao Zhisheng. This event is on Friday 7th November, 7pm, at the Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, room LAB006. After the screening there will be a Q&A with Andy Moody, Amnesty International UK volunteer China Country Co-ordinator and also Director Wenjing Ma who will join us through Skype live from New York. Click for more details
In the diary is also a group planning meeting which will be held on Thursday 13th November at 7:45pm at the Jesus Lane Friend's Meeting House. Would you like to get involved in Amnesty's global campaigns locally? Have you got ideas for events or actions? Then do join! The aim is to discuss and plan our campaigns and events for the first half of 2015. If you would like to contribute your ideas, time and skills, regardless if you have been before or not, do come. Let's meet each other and work together to make a difference! Click for more details
Then a bit further afield the Ely Amnesty group is organising The Ben Jupp Memorial Lecture "Behind Closed Doors – The search for justice for victims of torture and the disappeared”, on Sunday 26th October. Click here for details.
Next Wednesday 29th October Cambridge University Amnesty International and the Cambridge Centre of Applied Research in Human Trafficking (CCARHT) are organising an evening exploring forced labour through film and conversation with panellists from law, social advocacy programmes and law enforcement. Click here for details.
A full listing of the Cambridge City group events is on our Eventbrite pages, which you can access here. You can register for any event, but you don't have to. (Note that the stall at the Women of World event isn't listed on Eventbrite, as that is listed on their website)