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Monday, April 19, 2010

OU's New Human Rights Agenda

OU's Amnesty International student group is changing their agenda from just educating members and encouraging awareness to having an active role in human rights on the campus.

The new president of this student organization, Elliot Hale, says they are looking for new members to take part in this facelift.
"We need the help of students to achieve this goal," said Hale.
Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with over 1.8 million members worldwide. OU's chapter is one of many.

"This next year, I want to make our presence visible on OU's campus," said Hale
He has many ideas on how to broaden Amnesty's reach. They will be having documentary screenings once a month in the fall. They also plan to take advantage of urgent action letters, which is what Hale says differentiates Amnesty from other student organizations.
"We send letters to important government officials to apply pressure in the hopes of change for issues like violence against women and corporate accountability. We go straight to the top."

For more information on how to get involved, visit their website at www.ou.edu/student/amnesty or e-mail Elliot Hale at Elliot.C.Hale-1@ou.edu.


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