The goals of Get Active with Amnesty are to provide opportunities for Amnesty International and community members to learn about current human rights issues, build their skills as activists, and get more involved and active with Amnesty International. Whether you are a long-time Amnesty supporter or are just beginning to get interested in human rights issues, this event is for you!
The Saskatchewan Regional Conference will feature workshops and presentations on: Introduction to AI, Nourishing Your Activist Spirit, Social Media, Creative Activism, the Middle East and North Africa, Indigenous Women, and Refugee Rights, and a keynote presentation by Sarah Beamish, Amnesty International Canada President.
The attendance at the Film Festival and Regional Conference is free. Snacks will be provided. Breakfast and lunch at the conference are not provided, but will be available for purchase from the Luther College cafeteria.
Travel bursaries may be available for those attending the Regional Conference from outside of Regina– please click here for an application form or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Get Active With Amnesty Conference—Saturday, October 13th
At Luther College, University of Regina
|8 am||Yoga (suitable for complete beginners- no previous yoga experience necessary!)|
|9 am||Breakfast (available for purchase at the Luther College cafeteria) (optional- an opportunity to meet and chat with other activists!)|
|10:15am||Panel Discussion: Moderated by Nichole Huck from CBC Radio, and Featuring Sarah Beamish, Hilary Homes, Brenda Anderson, and Louise Simbandumwe|
|12:30 pm||Lunch (available for purchase at the Luther College cafeteria)|
|3 pm||Sharing New Knowledge|
|4 pm||Keynote Speaker: Sarah Beamish – President, Amnesty International Canada|
|5- 5:15 pm||Closing|
|6 pm onwards||An Evening of Musical Activism at the Artful Dodger(1631 11th Avenue, Regina). Music by Lawry Lintott from Winnipeg. Drum Circle by Lambda Drum Solutions. If you have your own drum, bring it along, and if you’ve never drummed before, we hope you will join in and try it out! Food and drinks will be available.|
- History and Introduction to Amnesty International —Halena Seiferling, Amnesty International Fieldworker
- Nourishing Your Activist Spirit—Tracey Mitchell, Community Facilitator
- Social Media for Human Rights– Shanan Sorochynski, URSMUG (University of Regina Social Media Users Group) Co-ordinator, Gord Barnes, Amnesty International Fieldworker, & John Klein
- Panel Discussion: Stopping Racist and Sexist Attacks Against Indigenous Women: A Dialogue and Sharing of Ideas to Bring About Real Change—Judy Hughes, President, Saskatchewan Aboriginal Women’s Circle Corporation, Brenda Anderson, Assistant Professor, Women’s & Gender Studies and Religious Studies, Luther College at University of Regina, & Brenda Dubois
- Middle East Northern Africa (MENA) Region—Hilary Homes, Campaigner, International Justice, Security and Human Rights, Amnesty International Canada
- Creative Activism —Louise Simbandumwe, Amnesty International Winnipeg
- Refugee Rights in Canada— Matthew Lensen, Co-chair, World University Services of Canada (WUSC) at the University of Regina & Christal Lintott, Amnesty International Fieldworker