What are you doing this Saturday? How about writing a greeting card and going to the movies?
Have you already made plans for this Saturday 16th November? In case you're planning to do some (early) Christmas shopping, do drop by our market square stall on Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4.30pm to sign greeting cards. Every year during November and December Amnesty asks you to join the Write for Rights campaign and write a letter, send a message of hope to someone suffering human rights abuses. Presidents, police chiefs and prison governors do take note when they receive hundreds of appeals to release a prisoner, stop the harassment of an activist or change an unjust law. Click here for details about the Write for Rights campaign. At the stall you'll also be able to buy second hand books and learn more about Amnesty International and the Cambridge City Group.
For Saturday evening, I can recommend the film evening organised by the Ely Amnesty group. They are showing"Stuart: A Life Backwards", a film based on the breath-taking book by Alexander Masters, which tells the story of Stuart Shorter, a Cambridge homeless man, in a very compelling and moving way. CEO of the homeless shelter Jimmy's, Henry Brown, will give a talk at the screening. Details can be found in our latest newsletter here.
And in case you fancy another night out at the movies, on Monday 18th November the Cambridge University Amnesty Group are showing 'View from a Grain of Sand'. This documentary combines interviews and rare archival material into a harrowing, thought-provoking, yet intimate portrait of Afghan women's history over the last 30 years. More details can be found here.
In case you're reading this after the 16th November and have missed all the above events, more diary dates can be found in our latest newsletter, as well as how to buy the tasty Ely Amnesty recipe book, which makes a great Christmas present. I am looking forward to seeing you soon.
Liesbeth ten Ham
Amnesty International Cambridge City Group