Monday, 2 March 2015

New dates for your diary!

Please find below some new or updated dates for your diary!
Beside the regular meetings, some exciting events are also coming up in the next months! 
So please be aware of any changes or additional details, which might emerge later on.
Sunday 8 March 2015  International Women’s Day Action, 10.30am. 
Tuesday 10 March 2015  Screening of the film "Women on the front line", AIUK HRAC 7pm.
Tuesday 24 March 2014  Book sale at HRAC & our usual monthly meeting in Cable Street, 8pm. 
Sunday 12 April 2015  AI-QI Pub Quiz, The Water Poet pub, 6.30pm.

Some upcoming highlights
International Women’s Day Action - Shoreditch, Sunday 8 March 2015
We're going to invite the public to explore the different activities for which women are in jail around the world, which we would not consider to be a crime e.g. driving a car in Saudi Arabia. The exact location will be confirmed soon.
Film showing and panel discussion on women's rights in Iran - AIUK HRAC, Tuesday 10 March 2015
We're going to watch the documentary “Women on the Front Line” which explores the struggles Iranian women have fighting for equality. Then, we'll engage in a conversation with Human Rights experts. If you are interested in joining, please email Krisztina.
AI-QI Pub Quiz '15 – The Water PoetSunday 12 April 2015
We have just agreed on the date of the next pub quiz! Please book soon your ticket under the following link to avoid disappointment:  
Annual AIUK C&TH social - Sunday 10 May 2015
Further details will come soon!

Recent events:
AI-QI Pub Quiz '15 – The Water PoetSunday 18 January 2015
We came together again to challenge our brains and to have fun! You find more information about the event in the dedicated blogpost.
Write for Rights campaign   Saturday 13 December 2014, 11am-3pm 
We set up a stall dedicated to this year's prisoners of conscience of the campaign at  the Whitechapel Idea Store and invited people to sign solidarity cards and/or sign your own. 

Meeting minutes from 24/02/0215

You can find it here.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Our action for migrants in Fray Tomas's shelter

At our last pub quiz in The Water Poet, we took an action to support Fray Tomas's shelter.
Fray Tomás González, a Franciscan priest who runs the La 72 Shelter for migrants near the Guatemalan border in Mexico. He has been victim of constant threats and intimidation due to their work in helping and speaking out for irregular migrants travelling through Mexico. Our group adopted his case last year.

The Country Co-ordinator for Mexico, Tilly Lavenas, suggested that we could organise a 'sock drive' to send socks to Fray Tomas's shelter. As Tilly said: “On journeys that can be up to hundreds of miles, untreated blisters risk lives. Migrants say a fresh pair of socks can make all the difference.”

We collected a bunch of socks (pictured), which are now on their way to Mexico:).
Thanks to everyone for the donation and thanks to Stephen for posting it!

Meeting minutes from 08/02/2015

Please find them here.

Friday, 6 February 2015