19 March 2014

Minutes of the March 2014 meeting

Meeting minutes for Wednesday, 19 March 2014

In attendance: Barbara, Bob, April, Michele, Colin, Struan, Marsha

  • This was April's last meeting with us before her move to Florida. We will miss her! Barb brought a giant decorated cookie for everyone to share with April at this farewell meeting.
  • Alex discussed Barb's presentation on AIUSA at the Rotary Club in Frazer on March 5
    • About 12 people were in attendance
    • They enjoyed the talk and had a lot of discussion (especially about the death penalty)
  • Barb mentioned that many AI groups in other countries are opposed not only to the death penalty but to life imprisonment as well
  • Barb presented details of the Philadelphia Area Amnesty International USA Conference
    • It was held on Saturday, 15 March, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Ethical Society in Philadelphia
    • About 30 people attended
    • The morning session focused on LGBTQ rights, and the afternoon sessions focused on the death penalty
    • One of the speakers was Phyllis from the Philadelphia AI group
Actions and Updates 
  • We wrote (many!) cards to the Iranian prisoners of conscience highlighted in this year's Nowruz action
Upcoming Events
  • Meetings on 16 April and 21 May

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