Student organizations: College Democrats host two candidates; Amnesty International organizes, seeks members
The College Democrats will host Representative John Lesch and St. Paul City Council candidate Pakou Hang at its meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in Room 454, O'Shaughnessy Educational Center; free pizza and pop provided. All are welcome to attend.
The UST chapter of Amnesty International is up and running and looking for new members. The group is part of Amnesty International’s grassroots organization of more than 1.8 million activists. The group's charge is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of human rights, including rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination. The St. Thomas group's first series of actions will focus on cluster bomb munitions, and promoting domestic and international legislation that will protect civilians from the misuse of cluster bombs.
To learn more about Amnesty International, attend its next meeting, which will be held during convo hour in Room 481, Thursday, Oct. 18, John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts.
More information about Amnesty International and its cluster bomb campaign can be found here. For additional information about the UST chapter, e-mail secretary Alicia Munson.