Amnesty International to begin write-a-thon


The human rights club Amnesty International will host its next meeting on Dec. 2 at 3:15 p.m. in Room C128. According to Jennifer Davis, sponsor and art department chairperson, the club usually meets every Gold Wednesday.

According to vice president and senior Tim Chai, the club is postponing its “killer coke” campaign started earlier this school year and participating in Amnesty International’s Global Write-a-thon.

“Students will be working in pairs and select a topic that they will write on,” Davis said. The topics on which students will write on center around events such as women assaulted by police, jailed human rights lawyers in Vietnam and an imprisoned trade union leader in Iran.

The club will make posters at the next meeting. On Dec. 9, members will print out the letters and during lunch on Dec. 10 and 11, members will share their letters and try to get signatures of support from students.

The club also decided to order T-shirts for the members. Davis is looking into printing companies and will have more information next meeting. By Steven Chen <[email protected]>