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Meeting Tomorrow for Amnesty Atlanta

From: Laura B
Sent on: Monday, January 12, 2009 9:27 AM
Announcing details for tomorrow's meeting for The Atlanta Amnesty International Chapter 75!

What: The Atlanta Amnesty International Chapter 75 January Meetup

When: January 13,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: Come out to our Monthly Meeting, featuring a special guest speaker on refugee rights, Darija Pichanick. We will also finalize plans for the Darfuri refugee speaking tour, so this is a meeting you don?t want to miss!

Here?s a little about our speaker to get you excited for next week: Darija Pichanick is a documentary filmmaker and an asylee from Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a survivor of war trauma. She has worked with refugee women and children and female torture survivors, first at the Save the Children Atlanta, then at the Refugee Women's Network, Inc., a national organization of refugee women based in Atlanta, and for the past 6 years as a community volunteer. Ms. Pichanik has testified before the United Nations for the establishment of an International Criminal Court. Darija is a recipient of the 1996 Refugee Woman of Promise Award given by the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children and 2001 Volunteer of the Year Award from the Coalition of Concerned Africans. She served as a Board member of Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children, Refugee Women's Network, Inc., Women in Film/Atlanta, and various other not-for-profit organizations.

Before the meeting there will be a vigil at Colony Square for Gaza, organized by the local Amnesty regional office. Please come out from 5-6:45, then travel the 1/2 mile to our meeting at Apres Diem by Midtown Art Cinema.

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