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 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 am                Welcome
10:15am            Panel Discussion: Moderated by Nichole Huck from CBC Radio, and Featuring Sarah Beamish, Hilary Homes, Brenda Anderson, and Louise Simbandumwe
11 am Workshops
12:30 pm Lunch (available for purchase at the Luther College cafeteria)
1:30 pm         Workshops
3 pm Sharing New Knowledge
3:30 pm      Break
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.

 Morning Workshops

  • History and Introduction to Amnesty International Halena Seiferling, Amnesty International Fieldworker
  • Nourishing Your Activist SpiritTracey 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

Afternoon Workshops


Click here to register for Get Active with Amnesty 2012!

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Additional conference details will be posted here as planning continues- please check back!


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