Amnesty International wants you

By Kate Pelusi
October 19, 2000

by Kate Pelusi
staff writer

If you are looking for an activity at Cabrini to join and are overwhelmed by all the different choices, consider joining Amnesty International.

Amnesty International,or AI, is a worldwide movement that promotes human rights. Azeen Keramati, a member of AI at Cabrini, explained that AI is an organization that helps to provide assistance to people who are persecuted because of their race, religion, and gender yet have not been committed.

AI’s main form of stopping these injustices is through petitions and letters written to heads of state throughout the world.

Azeen Keramati resurrected AI at Cabrini after it had died down for a while at the college. Since then, the organization has been running strong for two years.

The AI club has meetings every two weeks to discuss different issues affecting the world. The members also organize events and speakers for the club.

Even after the first month of school, AI has already begun several projects. Throughout campus, you might have noticed several different posters illustrating facts about gun violence. This project was sponsored by AI and the Alliance for Justice.

This year AI is also planning a “Jamnesty” for spring semester. This battle of the bands event will raise funds for AI- associated organizations and also offer several different petitions to sign while also creating awareness for AI.

AI deals with a lot of intense and controversial issues such as the death penalty and political killings. However, Keramati simply stated, “The goal of AI at Cabrini is to educate students on issues that affect them internationally.”

If you are interested in joining AI, you may contact member Melissa Shannon at extension 8798.

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