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Amnesty International takes first steps towards UNCPBy Margaret Damghani
Asst. Around the Campus Editor
A meeting for students interested in becoming a part of Amnesty International will be held April 18 at 10 a.m. in the Multicultural Center Conference room.
Amnesty International is an organization that “undertakes research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses” of human rights, according to their website at http://www.amnes-tyusa.org.
Few active groups
Dr. Jane M. Haladay became a member of Amnesty International about 20 years ago and is the faculty adviser for the group.
“I think it is important to know about this organization in the global aspect of human rights.”
“We’re a small group but I hope that by next year we’ll be a huge group,” Warwick said. “We’ll be a force to be reckoned with.”
Amnesty International already lists UNCP as a school with a chapter on its website.
Some ideas for campaigns that the group may organize include a film series or bringing a member of Amnesty International to speak at the school.
Connelly serves as Amnesty International's Ambassador for Human Rights Education. Cage is an artist advocate for the International Control Arms Campaign.
Students can contact Dr. Haladay at email@example.com for more information.