Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for human rights. Our work is based on careful research and on the standards agreed by the international community. We are independent of any government, political ideology, economic interest or religion.
"Amnesty International mobilizes volunteer activists-people who give freely of their time and energy in solidarity with those whose rights have been abused. We have more than one million members, supporters and subscribers in over 140 countries. We come from all walks of life, with widely different political and religious views, united by our determination to work for a world where everyone enjoys human rights.
Union College sponsors a chapter of Amnesty International for the purpose of:
- Writing letters to support prisoners of conscience throughout the world.
- Making the Union College family more aware of human rights abuses around the world and encouraging others to join the campaign to release those who are prisoners of conscience worldwide.
Tuesdays at 8 p.m. in the Hagen Conference Room, on the second floor of the Ortner Center.
To join Union College's Amnesty Listserv, e-mail taseiler [at] ucollege [dot] edu.
Officers and Sponsor:
Grand Pooh Bah: Joellyn Sheehy
Homeslice: Ben Herzel
PR Czar: Bernice Tumankeng
Cabbage Tender: Samantha Ogden
T-shirt Aquisitor: Aphee Messer
Faculty Sponsor: Chris Blake