21 October 2020

Minutes for October 2020

In attendance: Jeff, Barbara, Bob, Frank, Brendan, Bill, Tilo, Marsha

NOTE:  Meeting conducted online via Jitsi 

Introductions

Jeff: Summary of the letters that Bill prepared and sent to the group e-mail list
  • Pipka Refugee Shelter Faces Imminent Closure (Greece): UA 152.20 
  • Free Families Kept in Immigration Detention (USA): UA 116.20
  • Forced Eviction Leaves 3,000 People Homeless (Kenya): UA 151.20
  • UPDATED 15 OCT: LGBT+ Activist Victoria Biran Released (Belarus): UA 150.20
  • 300 Returning Migrant Workers Arrested (Bangladesh): UA 131.20
Barbara: Last week's Amnesty call about how Trump signed Savannah's Act into law: reforms protocols about missing and murdered Native American women

Jeff: Write for Rights!
  • quotes from previous Write for Rights cases that 
  • In 2020, only seven Write for Rights cases: We'll do half in November and half in December
Bob: Instead of annual regional meeting, will have a virtual meeting instead November 13-15 

Jeff: What have you had on your mind lately?
  • Jeff: book The Righteous Mind (Jonathan Haidt), film The Social Dilemma (Netflix)
  • Marsha: Vote Forward 
  • Bill: film The Torture Letters (NYT article about this)
  • Tilo: state of current U.S. Supreme Court (Jeff: We the People by Erwin Chemerminsky)
  • Barbara: book Me and White Supremacy by Layla Saad)
  • Bob: teaching online
  • Frank: current political scene
Next meeting (online): Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 7:30 p.m. 

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