16 February 2022

Minutes for February 2022 meeting

 16 February 2022

AIUSA Group 342 meeting (via Zoom)


In attendance: Jeff, Barbara. Bob, Frank, Heather, Bill, Tilo, Struan, Kathleen, Marsha


Guests: David Rendell (from AIUSA Philly chapter), Jim McDonald (AIUSA country specialist for Sri Lanka)


REPORTS [5 minutes each]

REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATIONS

GUN VIOLENCE REPORT (Bob)

"FOR THE PEOPLE": LARRY KRASNER TALK (Kathleen)
  • Thursday, 24 February, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (virtual)
  • Registration
  • so far 156 people signed up
ACTIONS
GUEST PRESENTATION: JIM MCDONALD
  • AIUSA country specialist for Sri Lanka for 31 years
  • brief overview of the civil war
  • "Trinco 5" case is emblematic of the conflict
  • lots of forced disappearances (since late 1980s: 60,000 to 100,000 cases)
  • discussion about how Group 342 can get involved in Sri Lanka cases
    • not case studies (other AIUSA groups are covering those)
    • maybe find other ways
    • Sri Lankan government very responsive to outside pressure/attention
  • AIUSA country page on Sri Lanka
NEXT MEETING (online): 16 March, 7:30 p.m. 

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