The goals of Get Active with Amnesty are to provide opportunities for Amnesty International and community members to learn about current human rights issues, build their skills as activists, and get more involved and active with Amnesty International. The Conference will deal with current human rights issues, prominent Amnesty International Canada campaigns, and other social justice issues.
Whether you are a long-time Amnesty supporter or are just beginning to get interested in human rights issues, this event is for you!
Travel bursaries are available for those traveling from outside Moose Jaw; child care bursaries are also available.
Additional conference details and information can be found at http://getactivewithamnesty2013.wordpress.com/
The Regional Conference will be a full-day event at Zion United Church, 423 Main Street North, Moose Jaw.
Registration for the Conference is free. Lunch and snacks will be provided.
9:00 am: Registration and morning snacks
10:00 am: Opening Welcome
10:05 am: Panel Discussion: featuring Alex Neve, Jacqueline Hansen, Dave Mitchell, and Dana Folkerson. Moderator: AI Regina Vice-President Nicole Sarauer
11:00 am: Workshop 1 *see below for options*
12:15 pm: Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm: Workshop 2 *see below for options*
2:15 pm: Break
2:30 pm: Workshop 3 *see below for options*
3:45 pm: Sharing Knowledge Mixer
4:15 pm: Keynote Address: Alex Neve – Secretary General, Amnesty International Canada (English Speaking): "Canada and the Protection of Human Rights- Pushing Forward or Falling Behind?"
5:15 pm: Closing
At 6pm, we will also be having a very special evening supper event to recognize and pay tribute to Dicky and Gerhard Scholten of Moose Jaw to recognize their many years of support for Amnesty International’s work. Tickets for this event are $15.00 and can be purchased at the conference.