Please join us at these upcoming events!
Friday, January 31, 2014
Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland, OR, Stevenson Union, Room 330
5 PM – 7 PM
The United Nations Club of Southern Oregon and Amnesty International – Southern Oregon, are hosting a screening of an interview with Dr. Payam Akhavan, Professor of International Law at McGill University and former war crimes prosecutor at The Hague, as part of A Quiet Genocide: A Visual History of the Baha’is in Iran
Since 1979 the Islamic Republic of Iran has maintained a systematic program of imprisonment, torture, murder and denial of basic human rights to its largest religious Minority. Dr. Akhavan reveals the painful history and continuing persecution of the Baha’is of Iran.
Dr. David Young, member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States says, “The Baha’is are bell weather for all the other persecuted minorities in Iran, Sunnis, Christians, Zoroastrians and human rights activists. As the Baha’is are treated, so goes the treatment of the others.”
Attendees will be able to talk with Dr. Young after the showing.They will also be able to raise their voices and sign petitions and letters to the supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei and President Rouhani to end this shameless crime against humanity.
Petitions will also be available to aid Senator Ron Wyden (D) of Oregon and Senator Mark Kirk (R) of Illinois in their work to ensure that human rights issues will be part of any nuclear agreement with Iran.
Listen to our radio interview with Dr. David Young, Tuesday, January 28 at 11:30 AM on KSKQ 89.5 FM/
Human Trafficking Awareness Forum
- What’s really happening locally?
- Who’s vulnerable?
- How does it affect our community?
- What can we do?
Please join us for a short film, presentations from local law professionals working on human trafficking issues, and discussion.
Wednesday, January 22, 7-8:30 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, Walker & Siskiyou Blvd (1615 Clark St) in Ashland
Sponsored by the following organizations: First Presbyterian Church of Ashland, Ashland High School Interact Club, Ashland Interfaith Clergy Circle, Southern Oregon University Women’s Resource Center, American Association of University Women Ashland Branch, League of Women Voters of Southern Oregon, The Maslow Project, Amnesty International-Southern Oregon Chapter, Trinity Episcopal Church, Peace House,Temple Emek Shalom, First Congregational United Church of Christ, The Rogue Valley Peace Choir, and Hearts With A Mission
The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Day
At Southern Oregon University
Stevenson Union, Rogue River Room
January 20, 3:30 to 6:30 PM
Join us for an afternoon of refreshments, music and activist civil rights speakers. Amnesty International – Southern Oregon Chapter will co-host with a letter writing table.
NEW RADIO PROGRAM
Amnesty International – Southern Oregon Chapter is producing a new radio program on KSKQ 89.5 FM starting Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 11:30 AM. The weekly program, Human Rights Now, will bring Amnesty International issues to the local community and offer opportunities to get involved and make your voice heard.
Hosts Don Werthheimer and Dennis Remick will discuss world-wide human rights issues from Amnesty International and other national and international organizations that are on the front line of positive action and awareness.
The premiere program will discuss
- Amnesty International’s work, its history and its commitment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
- Amnesty International’s successes
- Southern Oregon Amnesty Chapter’s work and commitments
- How you can select an issue and help work for the freedom of prisoners of conscience
Join us January 7, 2014 at 11:30 AM and help.
UNITED NATIONS WEEK OPENING EVENING
Fred Stockwell Talk
Fred shares a powerful message about what one person can do to make a difference in the world today.
Monday, October 14, 5:00 PM – Southern Oregon University, Stevenson Union, Rogue River Room, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland
Free – open to the public -Come early for light refreshments
Amnesty International-Southern Oregon Chapter will have a table with letters and petitions to sign.
Eyes to Burma Benefit Concert
Saturday, Oct 5, 2013 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm @ Grizzly Peak Winery 1600 E. Nevada St, Ashland, OR 97520
The Rogue Valley community has been the inspiration and support that started Eyes to Burma as a local non-profit four years ago. Fred Stockwell is returning for his annual visit starting October 2. We hope you’re able to make it to our celebratory event on October 5, from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Grizzly Peak Winery to support the work of Fred and Eyes to Burma. Tickets are available in advance at three locations in Ashland. Children 15 and under are free. All ticket proceeds are tax-deductible donations, providing direct aid to families who were forced to flee Burma and now live and work at the Mae Sot garbage dump. The money you donate purchases clean water, food staples, medical supplies, mosquito netting, and helps build shelters and more.
If you have questions about this event or would like information about Fred’s public appearances for October, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- MLK Day Panel Discussion – Building Bridges –January 21, 2013 6PM SOU’s Rogue River Room (in Stevenson Union)