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Old Events:


Freshman Activities Fair: September 8, 2003 (Monday) 9:45am-12pm,
Tercentennial Theatre

Upperclassmen Activities Fair: September 12, 2003 (Friday) 10am-2pm,
Tercentennial Theatre

Introductory Meeting: September 17, 2003 (Wednesday) 8-9pm, Loker Green
Room/Room 038

Death Penalty Vigil: September 18, 2003 (Thursday) 9am.
Federal Court House
1 Court House Square
Boston, MA

Human Rights at Harvard: September 29, 2003 (Monday) A start of the year reception for human rights scholars and practitioners at Harvard and beyond. R.S.V.P. by September 22 to Molly Curren at 617-496-4950 or Molly_Curren@ksg.harvard.edu

The Secret World of the Diamond Cartel: September 30 (Tuesday) 7:00 p.m. Event with author of the book "Glitter and Greed: The Secret World of the Diamond Cartel," dealing with the trade in conflict diamonds.

Barnes & Noble
Boston University
660 Beacon Street
Kenmore Square
Reading Room
Level Five
Boston, MA

Boston Student Cluster Meeting: October 9, 2003

The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy Film Series Presents:

"The Last Just Man"
Speaker: Alison des Forges, Human Rights Watch
Thursday, October 9
6:30pm Pizza, 7:00pm Film
Wiener Auditorium, Taubman Building
Kennedy School

Under the watch of Canadian General Romeo Dallaire, 800,000 Rwandans were
killed in 100 days. As UN leader of the Rwandan mission, a frantic Dallaire
was trying to warn his organization of the impending catastrophe. The film
reveals the haunted general conducting an agonized postmortem of his own
role, asking himself what more he could have done to prevent disaster.

Speaker, Alison des Forges is a Mac Arthur Fellow, director of research on
the Great Lakes Region of Africa for Human Rights Watch and author of None
To Tell the Story:Genocide in Rwanda.

World Day Against the Death Penalty
: October 10th, 2003

Annual National Weekend of Faith in Action on the Death Penalty
: October 10-12, 2003

Human Rights and Liberia
A Political Prisoner's Own Experience

Guest speaker Hassan Bility, journalist and former political prisoner in
Liberia released with Amnesty's help December 2002.

Tuesday, October 21 7:00 p.m.
co-hosted by Amnesty International Local Group 15

First Parish Church
21 Lexington Road
Concord Center
(next to Monument Square)
Concord, MA

Contact information: Phil (978)371-7400

For more information visit:



10/20: "The Memory of Judgement"

10/24: "Detainees at Guantanamo"


"The Memory of Judgement"
A Book Event
Speaker: Lawrence Douglas, Author
Monday, October 20
Malkin Penthouse, Littauer Building
Kennedy School

About the Author:
Lawrence Douglas is Associate Professor of Law, Jurisprudence & Social
Thought, at Amherst College. A graduate of Brown and Yale Law School,
Douglas is the author of The Memory of Judgment: Making Law and History in
the Trials of the Holocaust (Yale), a study of the Nuremberg, Eichmann, and
Demjanjuk trials (among others). Douglas co-edits a series of books about
law for Stanford University press, and his articles and commentary have
appeared in numerous publications, including The Washington Post, New York
Times Book Review, and TIKKUN. In a slightly different incarnation,
Douglas writes humor; his co-authored book, Sense and Nonsensibility, will
be published by Simon
& Schuster in 2004.

About the Book:
In THE MEMORY OF JUDGMENT: Making Law and History in the Trials of the
Holocaust is the first detailed examination of the law’s response to
crimes of the Holocaust, this book offers a fascinating study of five
exemplary proceedings - the Nuremberg trial of the major Nazi war
criminals; the Israeli trials of Adolf Eichmann and John "Ivan the
Terrible" Demjanjuk; the French trial of Klaus Barbie, the so-called
"Butcher of Lyon"; and the Canadian trials of Ernst Zundel, notorious
Holocaust denier.

Douglas argues that these were show trials in broadest sense: they were
orchestrations designed to both do justice to the defendants and teach to
the world the facts of these astonishing crimes. He powerfully challenges
Hannah Arendt’s famous position that "the purpose of a trial is to render
justice, and nothing else; even the noblest of ulterior purposes... can
only detract from the law’s main business: to weigh the charges brought
against the accused, to render judgment, and to mete out due punishment."

*Books will be sold at this event.

"Detainees at Guantanamo: Is the U.S. Violating International Law?"
Speakers: Louise Christian, Partner, Christian Khan; Counsel to Two British Citizen Detainees at Guantanamo
David Rivkin, Washington Lawyer and Former Member of the Reagan and George H.W. Bush Administrations
Moderator: Rita Hauser, HLS'56, Member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board and the President's Intelligence Oversight Board
Friday, October 24
Starr Auditorium, Belfer Building
Kennedy School

(Not sponsored by the Carr Center)

"America-An Empire?"
A Panel Discussion with:
Stephen W. Bosworth, Dean, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Michael Ignatieff, Carr Professor of Human Rights Practice, KSG
Arnold Kramer, founding member of The Scowcroft Group
Enid C.B. Schoettle, consultant on international organizations and global issues
Wednesday, October 22
Wong Auditorium, The Jack C. Tang Center, Building E51
70 Memorial Drive and Wadsworth Street
Cambridge, MA

Sponsored by the MIT Women's League. For more information contact Sis de
Bordenave at wleague@mit.edu.


The Other September 11th:

To mark the 30th anniversary of "The Other September 11" -- the US-supported military coup in Chile in 1973 -- the MIT Western Hemisphere Project invites you to take part in the following activities:

** PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT (4 weeks remaining)

The Other September 11
Wiesner Student Art Gallery
MIT Student Center (2nd floor)
Open 9/11 through 10/18

** FILM SCREENINGS (4 sessions)

Patricio Guzman's classics "The Battle of Chile,"
"Obstinate Memory," and "The Pinochet Case"
MIT Room 6-120, Saturdays, 6 pm
9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11


* Liz Garrels Prof. of Spanish & Latin American Studies, MIT
* Sergio Reyes Chilean activist, musician, & former political prisoner
* Noam Chomsky Activist, political analyst, & Institute Professor, MIT
Discussion will be preceded by the reading of a message from Isabel Allende ("Pinochet Without Hatred")
MIT Wong Auditorium
Saturday, 10/18, 11 am - 4:30 pm

These activities are organized by the MIT Western Hemisphere Project and co-sponsored by the MIT Large Event Fund; the Council for the Arts; and the Associate Provost for the Arts. All events are open to everyone; admission is free; please arrive early.

For more information see http://web.mit.edu/hemisphere/events/


Banned Books Week Speaker: November 5, 2003

Hassan Bility, the former prisoner of conscience from Liberia, has agreed to come to Harvard and to speak at an HFAI event!!!

It will be on Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 pm in a room at the Kennedy School (room number TBA).

We are being co-sponsored in this event by the Carr Center for Human Rights.

It will be advertised by the Carr Center to human rights groups all across Harvard, including groups at the Law School, K-School, School of Public Health...

So all of us undergraduates should really try to make it to support Amnesty and this event, and hear Mr Bility speak. He was a prisoner of conscience for six months in 2002, arrested ostensibly for ties to an oppositional terrorist group in Liberia; but the newspaper he edited, the Analyst, was shut down twice before his arrest for publishing articles critical of the government. Also, he is a member of an ethnic group in Liberia that is routinely targeted by the government indiscriminately and associated with the terrorist group. The government never brought charges against him, but held him for six months, during which he was tortured. International pressure (including from AI members) secured his release in Dec 2002. For more about him, look at http://www.amnestyusa.org/askamnesty/bility200307.html


Boston Student Cluster Meeting on Thursday, November 5 @ Amnesty NE Regional Headquarters, Somerville

Northeast Regional Conference: November 8 & 9, 2003. Join us in attending this year's conference. The keynote speaker will be Xu Wenli, ex-Prisoner of Conscious.

Write-A-Thon: November 21, 2003. Join us for the 15th Annual Boston Write-A-Thon in honor of Human Rights Day!

: tentatively scheduled for December, 2003

January 23: The Flute Player
6-8 pm
International Institute of Boston
One Milk Street
Boston, MA

January 24: Pinochet's Children
2 pm
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA


Monday, January 26,2004
7: 30 p.m.
Unitarian-Universalist Church, Wakefield
(Main St., Wakefield, Rt. 129)

The Boston North Chapter
Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty

Invites you to
An evening of strategizing to keep Massachusetts from
regressing to implementation of the death penalty.

The gathering will feature discussion with legislative leaders:

Rep. Carol Donovan (Woburn) (Legislative Aide)
Rep. Mark Falzone (Saugus)
Rep. Michael Festa (Melrose)
Rep. David Torrisi (No. Andover)

A.E. Cerino, Chapter member, will guide discussion,
which will focus on ways to combat current efforts
to reinstitute the death penalty in Massachusetts.

For more information: 781-245-5789 frseldon@bc.edu


Vigil: Thursday, January 29th, 2004 at 8:30 a.m.
John Joseph Moakley U S Court House, One Court House Way

The Anti-Death Penalty Coalition of Massachusetts will hold a vigil, protesting the federal death sentence of Gary Lee Sampson which will be imposed by Judge Mark Wolf on January 29th. It is crucial that the Coalition be well-represented on that morning to underscore our opposition to the federal government's efforts to bring the death penalty to Massachusetts. In addition, we want to send a clear message to the Massachusetts Legislature that there IS strong opposition to the death penalty in this Commonwealth. As you know, the governor is planning to release his Death Penalty Committee report, shortly. Our friends in the Legislature need to know we will support them in their continuing determination vote against re-instatement of the death penalty.

We will continue to respect the feelings of the Rizzo and McCloskey family and friends. Nonetheless, we must be visible and clear in our message on January 29th. No death sentence is ever acceptable or warranted. Each death sentence demeans us all. Life in prison without possibility of parole will remove dangerous persons from our society and is the required punishment for a civilized country and state. All other western democracies and our two neighbors have repudiated the death penalty. It is more than time for us to join other democracies in abolishing state- sanctioned murder.

Please bring banners and signs to the vigil.

For more information, contact Martina Jackson
Chair, Anti-Death Penalty Coalition of Massachusetts
Executive Director, Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty

(617)523-3951 <danandmar@earthlink.net>


Boston Amnesty Student Cluster Meeting:
Wednesday, March 24 6:15 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Northeast Regional Office
58 Day Street
Suite 409
(accessible by Red Line Davis Square Station)
Somerville, MA

Demonstration: Thursday, April 8 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
hosted by Amnesty International Boston Student Cluster
The Mexican Consulate
20 Park Plaza
Boston, MA
Help Seek Justice for the Women of Juarez!

National Week of Student Action: April 12-16, 2004

Take Back the Night Vigil: April 12-16, 2004

Get On The Bus (NYC): April 16, 2004


10:30 - 11:00 AM
Arrivals, check in, music, information tables, mingling.
Brick Presbyterian Church, 62 East 92nd Street, near the NW corner of 91st Street and Park Avenue
11:00 - 11:15 AM
Walk to Russian Consulate, 9 East 91 Street
11:15 - 12:00 PM
Action #1: at Russian Consulate
9 East 91 Street, NYC.
Get on the Bus will visit the Russian Consulate to call on Russian law enforcement and government officials to change how the nation deals with domestic violence. Today in Russia domestic violence cases are broadly mishandled by law enforcement, often misunderstood by the public, and permitted to continue without organized government intervention. Get on the Bus will urge Russian officials to revise domestic violence data collection, to create a code of conduct for law enforcement officials on responding to violence against women, and to support and collaborate with non-governmental organizations in the Russian Federation that advocate women's rights.
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch in neighborhood.
Look here for a list of local restaurants. (The list will also be included in the bus packet.)
1:00 - 2:15 PM
Speakers Panel and Presentations.
Brick Presbyterian Church, 62 East 92nd Street, near the NW corner of 91st Street and Park Avenue (1/3 mile from Russian Consulate).
2:15 - 3:00 PM
Travel by buses to Egyptian Consulate.
3:00 - 3:45 PM
Action #2: Protest at Egyptian Consulate
1110 Second Avenue between 58/59th Streets
Get on the Bus will visit the Egyptian Consulate to express concern about the continuing systematic and widespread pattern of police entrapment, detention and ill-treatment of allegedly gay men in Egypt that has been documented by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.
3:45 - 4:30 PM
Travel by buses for Chinese Consulate.
4:30 - 5:15 PM
Action #3: Tibetan Human Rights Protest at the Chinese Consulate
520 12th Avenue.
Get on the Bus will visit the Chinese Consulate to celebrate the release of Phuntsog Nyidron, the last of the Drapchi 14 nuns, and speak out against the death sentence given to Tibetan monk Tenzin Delek. Between 1989 and 1992, 14 nuns were imprisoned for taking part in non-violent demonstrations advocating the independence of Tibet from China. Since then, 13 of the nuns have been released from Drapchi Prison in Lhasa, Tibet; one has died while imprisoned. In April 2002, Tenzin Delek was arrested by Chinese authorities on charges of incitement to separatism for involvement in a series of explosions in Sichuan Province. To date, the Chinese authorities have not produced credible evidence of Tenzin Delek's involvement in the explosions, and the prosecutions have not met minimum standards of due process.
5:15 PM

Day of Silence on BGLT Rights: April 21, 2004

The 2004 LGBT Policy & Law Conference "Gay Rights as Human Rights": April 23, 2004

The conference will focus on strategies for building stronger connections
between the movement for LGBT equality and the broader movements for human
rights and civil rights, both internationally and domestically. It will
feature human rights experts, gay civil rights advocates, and religious
leaders from around the world. Panel topics will include the

1) Harnessing Human Rights Discourse for LGBT Equality--The panelists will
discuss the ways in which different countries have, and have not, used
international human rights law and/or general concepts to further gay
rights in specific political situations.

2) Fleeing Persecution: LGBT Asylum Experiences Around the World--This
panel will address the extreme persecution faced by LGBT people in many
countries throughout the world, and the recourses open to LGBT people
seeking refugee/asylum status.

3) Religion and Same-Sex Marriage: In the Eyes of the Lord and the
Law--This panel will focus on the role that religion has and can play in
both rhetoric and policy regarding gay rights, particularly the marriage

Website (please use internet explorer):

International Relations Week 2004 at Harvard University

International Organizations: A New Role in a Complex World

Thursday, April 15, 2004: Peace and International Security

10:00 21:00 Registration

16:30 17:30 Conference Topic Introduction

An Introduction to International Organizations with Stanley Hoffman

Stanley Hoffman, Paul and Catherine Buttenweiser University Professor, Center for European Studies

19:00 20:00 Panel on Religion and Conflict

Religion: Being Used to Wage War?

William Graham, Dean, Harvard Divinity School

David Little, Professor, T.J. Dermot Dunphy Professor of the Practice in Religion, Harvard Divinity School

Rachel McCleary, Director, Religion, Political Economy, and Society Project, WCFIA

20:00 21:00 Opening Keynote Speaker

Joseph Nye, Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government

21:00 21:30 Private Reception for Keynote Speaker

21:30 22:00 Student Overview Discussion

A Preview of Friday: Economics of International Relations

Friday, April 16, 2004: International Trade and Economics

14:30 15:30 Panel on Intervention and Peacekeeping Operations

Multidimensional Peace Operations: Are They Still Effective?

Robert C. Orr, Executive Director for Research, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Lt. Col. Valerie Lofland, International Affairs Officer at Headquarters, United States Air Forces Europe, WCFIA

Andrew Kydd, Professor of Government, WCFIA

15:30 16:30 Panel on Trade and China

Integrating China into the World Economic System

William C. Kirby, Dean, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Richard N. Cooper, Department of Economics

Kathleen Molony, Director, Fellows Program, WCFIA

16:30 17:30 Panel on the World Trade Organization

The World Trade Organization: Can It Still Do It s Job?

Dani Rodrik, Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy, Kennedy School of Government

Robert Lawrence, Albert L. Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment, WCFIA

Richard Morningstar, Former United States Ambassador to the European Union

Mokhtar Hajji, Deputy Director of International Cooperation, Ministry of Industry and Energy, Republic of Tunisia

16:30 17:00 Student Overview Discussion

Social Implications of International Organizations

16:00 17:00 Student Thesis Symposium

Presentations by Undergraduate Thesis Writers

18:00 19:00 Keynote Speaker

Sponsor: International Business and Development Club at Harvard Business School

Speaker: TBA

19:00 20:00 Conference Speakers Reception

Saturday, April 17, 2004: Social and Humanitarian Issues

10:30 11:30 Panel on the Threat of Epidemics

Sponsor: Harvard AIDS Institute and Harvard AIDS Coalition

AIDS: Getting Drugs to Developing Nations

Max Essex, Chairman, Harvard AIDS Institute, Harvard School of Public Health

Panelists: TBA

10:30 11:30 Panel on Kyoto and the Global Climate

Global Warming: What Comes After Kyoto?

Jeffrey A. Frankel, James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth, WCFIA

Henry D. Jacoby, Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

David Sandalow, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans, Environment & Science

Charli Coon, Senior Policy Analyst, Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies, The Heritage Foundation

12:00 13:00 Keynote Speaker

World Health: What Does it Mean Now?

Barry Bloom, Dean, Harvard School of Public Health

14:00 15:00 Panel on International and Sustainable Development

International Development: Where to Start

Lant Pritchett, Faculty Co-Chair of Kennedy School of Government MPA in International Development Program

Pauline Peters, Faculty Associate, Center for International Development

Jay Rosengard, Director of Financial Sector Program, Center for Business and Government

14:00 15:00 Panel on Humanitarian Intervention

Sponsor: Amnesty International

Humanitarian Intervention: When Do We Step In?

Panelists: TBA

15:30 16:30 Panel on Education

Sponsor: International Education Policy Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Education: A Source of Global Solutions

Fernando Reimers, Director, International Education Policy Program, HGSE

Susan Grant Lewis, Director, International Education Policy Program, HGSE

15:30 16:30 Panel on Latin America

Latin America: Can There be a Common Policy Among Differing States?

Jorge Dominguez, Director, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Domingo Cavallo, Robert Kennedy Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies, Department of Economics

Monica Aparicio-Smith, Chairman and CEO, Banco Santander Puerto Rico, WCFIA Fellow

17:00 18:00 Panel on Immigration

Sponsor: Harvard Foundation for Race and Intercultural Affairs

Blending Borders: Who Can Address Regulation

Allen Counter, Director, Harvard Foundation for Race and Intercultural Affairs

Jim Ziglar, Former Director of the United States Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization Services

18:00 19:00 Conference Speakers Reception

Sunday, April 18, 2004: International Law and Justice

12:00 13:00 Keynote Speaker

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (Awaiting Confirmation)

13:00 14:00 Keynote Speaker Reception

14:00 15:00 Panel on War Crimes Tribunals

Sponsor: Harvard International Law Journal

War Crimes Tribunals and the International Criminal Court

Panelists: TBA

15:30 16:30 Panel on Islamic Law

Sponsor: Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School

Islamic Law in the International Arena

Frank E. Vogel, Director. Islamic Studies Program at Harvard Law School

15:30 16:30 Panel on Diplomacy and Negotiation

Sponsor: Harvard International Law Journal

Negotiating in our Complex World

Alain Lempereur, Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

18:00 19:00 Closing Keynote Speaker

International Organizations: A New Role in a Complex World

Speaker: TBA


September 14, 1:30pm, Mather Senior Common Room
The Public Service tutors at Mather are hosting Gregory Townsend, prosecutor for the UN in Rwanda and Kosovo, on Tuesday, Sept 14 at 1:30pm in the Mather SCR. He is in town briefly and has agreed to come chat with students and share some of his experiences and expertise. Join us for an informal and certainly interesting conversation with him. In case you need added incentive, refreshments will be served! Contact Melanie (adrain@fas), Adam (matthews@fas) or Laura (lforsber@hsph) if you have any questions.

September 19, 3pm, JFK Forum:
"The Challenge of Resolving Conflicts and Developing Africa"
Speaker: Joaquim Chissano, President of Mozambique

September 21, 6pm, Phillips Brooks House:
-provide general Amnesty information to the curious
-orient new members, and reconnect old members
-review HFAI's organizational structure and duties as a Harvard group
-go over HFAI's goals for the year
-get a feel for the topics/countries we'd like to focus on for 2004-5
-hear from HMUN's Amnesty liaison
-write our first letter!! on the rape crisis in Darfur, Sudan
-dismount! (in the olympic spirit...:)

September 21:
UN International Day of Peace

September 21, Darfur Day of Action:
8pm- MIT Room 4-253: presentation and letter-writing
8:45- candlelight procession along Memorial Drive and Mass Ave
9:15/9:30- collect on steps of MIT Student Centre
For more info, contact Shankar @ mukherji@mit.edu

September 28, 6-7:39pm, at Boston University:
First "Boston Student Cluster" meeting of Boston-area college chapters of Amnesty for 2004-5. This meeting is an open house for high school and college AI activists in the Boston Area. The meeting provides an opportunity for groups to come togther and share resources and ideas as well as work on greater city-wide events. Food and refreshments will be provided. Located in the College of Arts and Sciences Building (The long building on 735 or so Commonwealth Ave), Room 228 (2nd Floor): T-accessible by Green Line, BU Central or BU East Stop.

October 5, 2004: "Health Under Siege"
Physicians for Human Rights:
Dr. Ruchama Marton
Dr. Hasan Matame
Dr. Allam Jarrar
Bell Hall, 5th Floor, Belfer Building
3:00 to 4:30 pm

Three physicians from Israel and Palestine report on their challenges in delivering health care and the crisis in human rights.

Sponsored by: The Middle East Initiative, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and The Middle East Forum, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

October 16, Irene Khan at Harvard:
Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International, will speak at Harvard. This event will occur as part of the 20th anniversary of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School and is not open to the public.

October 19: Latinas Unidas hosts the Juarez Caravan


Events Late 2004 - Spring 2005

September: Tabling at the Freshman and Upperclass Activities Fair

October 22-24:
National Weekend of Faith in Action against the Death Penalty

October 26: Boston Student Cluster Meeting
at Boston University, 6-7:30pm
featuring a special presentation on the Stop Violence Against Women Campaign

November 2:

Noveber 4: Program on the Juvenile Death Penalty
at Pound Hall, HLS, 6pm
Presented by Harvard Law School Juvenile Justice Program, American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, and Harvard Friends of Amnesty Int'l

November 7:
Harvard Islamic Society's Fast-a-thon to raise money for Save the Children, a non-denominational group. For more info, email Owais at siddiq@fas.

November 13-14:
Amnesty-USA's Northeast Regional Conference at Boston University

November 16:
Regular Amnesty meeting/Planning for AIDS tabling

November 16:
Letter-Writing/Candlelight March and Vigil for Darfur Hosted by MIT Amnesty
8pm- MIT Room 4-253: presentation and letter-writing
8:45- candlelight procession along Memorial Drive and Mass Ave
9:15/9:30- collect on steps of MIT Student Centre
For more info, contact Shankar @ mukherji@mit.edu

November 20: International Children's Day

November 21-December 10:
16 Days to Stop Violence Against Women

November 29-December 3: AIDS-related tabling for World Aids Day

December 1:
World AIDS Day
tabling on campus for AIDS-related human rights violations, possibly in conjunction with the Harvard Aids Coalition and/or the BGLTSA

December 3, Old South Church @ Copley Square:
16th Annual Write-a-Thon, organized by the Boston Student Cluster. 4:30-6:30pm.

December 7:
Regular Amnesty meeting

December 9: "Hotel Rwanda" Advance Screening
9pm, Harvard Film Archive
Co-sponsored by the HLS Program on Negotiation, the HLS Human Rights Program, and the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
FREE and open to the public--no advance reservations---first come, first served

December 10: International Human Rights Day
tabling on campus to raise awareness of and discussion over the UN's 1948 Universal Declaration on Human Rights

December 11: Amnesty International's Labor Rights Event
Boston Public Library
10 am
Open to the public

December 14: Regular Amnesty meeting
6pm, PBHA
7pm, Yearbook Photo Sitting at Loker Commons

January 4, 2005: Regular Amnesty meeting
6pm, PBHA

January 18 (tentative): HFAI Elections
If you're interested in running, email amnesty@hcs by Jan 11

February 1: Regular Amnesty meeting
6pm, PBHA

February 9: Anti-Slavery Book Reading
6:30pm, Harvard Book Store, free
An appearance by Adam Hochschild at the Harvard Book Store. He will be discussing his new book, Bury the Chains, on the anti-slavery movement

February 10: “The Hidden Gulag”
4:15-6pm, Sackler Museum at Harvard, free
A program about political labor camps in North Korea, with David Hawk and Tae-Ung Baik

February 15: Regular Amnesty meeting
6pm, PBHA

February 23: "Blue Like a Gunshot" Film Screening and Discussion

Hosted by Amnesty International Local Group 151
International Institute of Boston
1 Mike St, Ste 4
Boston, MA
$5 donation; refreshments will be served
For more info: email bostonamnestyvolunteer@hotmail.com

February 25: Graduate School of Education's Annual Forum: Education
to Realize Human Rights

Gutman Conference Center
Gutman Library
Appian Way

February 26: MIT event in honor of slain opposition party leader Shah A.M.S.
Kibria in Bangladesh
4-6pm, MIT, Room 6-120

Feburary 26: "Evidence Cooking and Civil Liberties: From Korematsu to
Guantanmo Bay"
2-3:30pm, MIT's Tang Center Building E51, Room 095

Civil Liberties Lawyer Harvey Silverglate and
New England JACL Board Member Carl Takei
with Introductions by Kenneth Oye, MIT Professor of Political Science

MIT's Tang Center
Building E51, Room 095
70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge
(near the Kendall Square T stop)
on-line map:

March 1: Regular Amnesty meeting
6pm, PBHA

March 8: International Women's Day

March 8th : Rally for Darfur
4:30-6pm, St Paul's Church, across from the common
T-Stop Park Street Station
Amnesty and i-Abolish raise awareness about the ongoing atrocities in Darfur

March 10: RHYTHM SCIENCE by Paul D. Miller aka D.J. Spooky
6:30 p.m., Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave.
Miller, aka D.J. Spooky, one of the world's most inventive and well-known DJs, describes how he works as an artist, using technology and art to create new and expressive sounds.

8pm, Sanders Theatre, $10 students, $20 general public

March 14: Regular Meeting (note: this meeting is outside of our 1st and 3rd Mondays meeting cycle)
6pm, PBH

March 17th : Minute of Silence
3 pm EST
Assemble on the steps of Memorial Church, Harvard Yard, 2:40 pm

A national minute of silence started by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and its Committee on Conscience to raise awareness about the crisis in Sudan.
The Assembly at Harvard will host a Sudanese speaker from i-Abolish.

March 23rd: Samantha Power speaks to students at Adams House LCR
5:30 pm, Screening of 60 Minutes program on Darfur
6:00 pm: Q and A with Samanath Power

April 4: Regular Meeting
6pm, PBH

April 7th : Luxury Fast with mtvU Stand

April 8-10: AI-USA's Annual General Meeting

Austin, Texas

April 15: The 10th Annual Get on the Bus
a regional effort where hundreds of Amnesty members spend one day protesting at various consulates and embassies in NYC

April 11-14: The National Week of Student Action: “USA Patriot Act Showdown”
The NWSA is an annual nationally-coordinated week-long awareness-raising campaign, focusing on a different topic every year. The campaign for 2005 is “USA Patriot Act Showdown.” Past years' issues have included the murders of women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and "the AIDS crisis is a human rights crisis."

April 17: Annual Amnesty Benefit Concert
8pm, Longy School of Music, $15 seniors/students, $25 regular admission
Amnesty Northeast Region’s 26th Annual Spring Benefit Concert, with the Providence String Quartet, at the Longy School of Music

April 18: Regular Meeting
6pm, PBH

April 26: Boston Student Cluster meeting
6:15 pm, at the Northeast Regional Office

May 1: World Press Freedom Day

May 2: Regular Meeting
6pm, PBH

May 2-5: Banned Books Week

May 7th: Charity Concert for Darfur featuring Kokolo, Ikwunga and Wunmigirl

May 16: Regular Meeting (LAST MEETING of the year!)
6pm, PBH

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