Amnesty International to start planning for Night of Rights


The human rights club Amnesty International will host its next meeting on Feb. 20 at 3:15 p.m. in Room C128. According to Jennifer Davis, sponsor and art department chairperson, the club usually meets every Gold Wednesday.

An important event the club will be planning at the next meeting will detail the plans for its annual Nights of Rights. According to president and senior Rosemary Boeglin, the event is a night of music and fun in an attempt to fundraise for different campaigns. It was held at the stadium last year.

At its last meeting, the club finished making “worry dolls” to be sent to the U.S. Senate to urge it to protect women’s rights. According to Davis, the dolls are used to push for the ratification of the “Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.”

According to Boeglin, the dolls are made out of craft material and popsicle sticks to support a common Amnesty International theme.

“Do not be discouraged; you are not forgotten,” Boeglin said regarding the purpose of the campaign. By Steven Chen <[email protected]>