Amnesty International - Valparaiso Chapter

Amnesty International - Valparaiso Chapter We, as members of the Valparaiso University community, are committed to standing up for human rights. Although we believe in raising awareness, we are also committed to advocacy and action.

Internationally, we are people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. With more than 3 million supporters, activists and volunteers in over 150 countries, and complete independence from government, corporate or national interests, we work to protect human rights worldwide. Our vision is of a world in which every person - regardless of race, religion, gender, or ethnicity - enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards. * Source: http://www.amnesty.org/en/who-we-are

11/08/2011

Here's an urgent action update. Another way that you can help to make a difference to AI. This one's indigenous rights against an energy company.
http://www.amnestyusa.org/sites/default/files/uaa31511.pdf

Please support Tibetan people and their rights.
11/07/2011
Click here to answer Tibet's cry for help

Please support Tibetan people and their rights.

Days ago, Palden walked outside her nunnery, covered herself in petrol and set herself on fire in to protest the growing Chinese crackdown in Tibet. Let's respond to her desperate cry for help and build a massive petition to key leaders for urgent diplomatic action.

11/02/2011

I Came to Testify

Tuesday, November 8 at 5:30pm in Ulbricht

Amnesty International, International Law Society, and Women Law Student Association are pleased to invite you to a screening of I Came to Testify. A film in the groundbreaking special series, Women, War, and Peace, which is
the most comprehensive global media initiative ever mounted on the roles of women in peace and conflict.
I Came to Testify is the moving story of how a group of 16 women who had been imprisoned by Serb-led forces in the Bosnian town of Foca broke history’s great silence – and stepped forward to take the witness stand in an international court of law.

Pizza and soda will be provided.

10/24/2011

Hello Everyone,

This Thursday and Friday (October 27th and 28th), Amnesty International will be collecting donations for St. Jude House, a Family Violence Shelter and Prevention Center in Crown Point, Indiana. Located just southwest of Valparaiso, St. Jude House serves as a safe shelter for victims of domestic violence and their dependent children. St. Jude House offers shelter and support to victims as they pursue violence-free lives. Nearly 400 adults and children come to St. Jude house seeking safety and peace each year.

As you can imagine, many times those seeking shelter with their dependent children are required to leave their home suddenly with little or none of their personal belongings. Please be as generous as you can. Needed items include the following:

Critically Needed Items: Gift cards for pharmacy, groceries and gas; baby wash and shampoo; baby lotion; new bed pillows; alarm clocks; facial tissue; Ramen noodles; deodorant; cereal; and, hair conditioner.

Ongoing Needs: Adult and child gently worn shoes; used cell phones; body wash; new underware/socks for adults and children; postage stamps; blankets (twin); laundry soap; hair brushes; apple juice; batteries; coffee and creamer; new toys for boys' birthdays, ages 1yr - teen.

Thank you.

10/06/2011

BE AN INTERN FOR AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL!!

We're looking for a few strong, professional (and fun) human rights interns! If you think you fit the description, then apply now for an internship at Amnesty International USA.

We offer several internships per semester, both in our main offices in New York and DC, as well as our regional offices in Chicago, Atlanta, and San Francisco.
What we look for in Amnesty interns:

A commitment and interest in human rights
Strong written and verbal communication skills, as well as computer skills
Those who are well-organized, dependable, and responsible
A willingness to learn from their internship experience and apply what they learn to their work
Please apply for an internship at Amnesty International USA.

Any inquiries regarding internships may be sent to: [email protected]

We look forward to receiving your application!

Mailing Address:
Amnesty International USA
5 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001
US

Contact Name: AIUSA Regional Office
Telephone Number: 1.866.273.4666

Justice for All: Human Rights Dilemmas for Migrant FarmworkersOctober 19, 2011 at 6:30pm in UlbrichtMiguel Keberlein Gut...
10/02/2011
Miguel Keberlein Gutierrez

Justice for All: Human Rights Dilemmas for Migrant Farmworkers

October 19, 2011 at 6:30pm in Ulbricht

Miguel Keberlein Gutierrez, staff attorney with Illinois Migrant Legal Assistance Project, will discuss human rights concerns for migrant farmworkers. He will focus on the dilemmas inherent in the H2A Visa process.

Sponsored by Amnesty International, Equal Justice Alliance, and Latino Law Students Association.

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09/28/2011

AI membership fee collection dates:
Thursday: Sep. 29, 2011 (11:00-12:30, 2:00-3:30)
Tuesday: Oct. 4, 2011 (11:00-12:30, 2:00-3:00)
Location: Atrium

09/27/2011
School of Law - Valparaiso University

is on VU School of Law website. :)

The vision of Amnesty International is for every person to enjoy every right as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.

09/23/2011
VU display commemorates war dead - Post-Tribune

Thank you Waseema and Erin for your hard work and for opening our eyes!

VALPARAISO – The names were all too familiar: Jeannette Winters. John Amos II. Roy R. Buckley. The region’s military casualties from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were starkly represented at Valparaiso University Thursday as part of a display of 184 pairs of military boots,

09/23/2011
VU hosts somber exhibit on Iraq war human loss - Post-Tribune

VU hosts somber exhibit on Iraq war human loss - Post-Tribune

VALPARAISO — Amnesty International in cooperation with American Friends Service Committee will honor fallen U.S. military personnel and Iraqi civilians with a traveling exhibition — Eyes Wide Open: The Cost of War to Indiana. It will be on display Thursday and Friday at Valparaiso University.

09/23/2011
Not In My Name Pledge - Amnesty International USA

The state of Georgia may have taken one life last night, but they cannot stop our struggle for all the Troy Davises of the world. Our movement has grown in numbers and energy because of this horrific act and we will not stop until we have abolished the death penalty for good. Join us:

09/22/2011

MAKE A DIFFERENCE LOCALLY - Phi Alpha Delta is, once again, participating in the Adopt-A-Family Program this holiday season. Some ways you can help: * Help make posters on Monday, October 31st; * Help PAD make ornaments; * Tell your friends, family, classmates about Adopt-A-Family; * TAKE AN ORNAMENT in November to help our adopted families!!

!!! TODAY !!! 9:00am-7:00pm. Main Campus
09/22/2011
Eyes Wide Open | American Friends Service Committee

!!! TODAY !!! 9:00am-7:00pm. Main Campus

Eyes Wide Open, the American Friends Service Committee’s widely-acclaimed exhibition on the human cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, features a pair of empty boots honoring each U.S. military casualty. The exhibit started in January 2004 when the US casualties in Iraq numbered 500 as a local...

The day before his scheduled execution, this is what Troy Davis asked us to share with you:"The struggle for justice doe...
09/21/2011
Take Action Now - Amnesty International USA

The day before his scheduled execution, this is what Troy Davis asked us to share with you:

"The struggle for justice doesn't end with me. This struggle is for all the Troy Davises who came before me and all the ones who will come after me. I'm in good spirits and I'm prayerful and at peace. But I will not stop fighting until I've taken my last breath."

09/17/2011

would like to thank Luma Akiti and Bobby Hoffman for the great BBQ they prepared for Valpo Law students. THANK YOU!

08/23/2011

Working on AI Bulletin Board --- Completion date: SOON!

06/04/2011
U2News - A Toast to Freedom

U2News - A Toast to Freedom

U2 Toast Amnesty International at First Canadian Show U2 joined the celebrations for the 50th Anniversary of Amnesty at the Canad Inns Stadium in Winnipeg, C...

50 Years of Human Rights | Amnesty International USA
06/01/2011
50 Years of Human Rights | Amnesty International USA

50 Years of Human Rights | Amnesty International USA

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