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"No To Dictators" - Human Rights Da (r)

Subject: "No To Dictators" - Human Rights Day of Action!

This is a reposting of an earlier alert that left out the location of the
event. This new posting also contains more information about the workshops.

Please post this notice to any newsgroups or interest groups that you know.

Simon Billenness

"NO TO DICTATORS" - A day of action for human rights

WHEN:  Saturday, April 26th: 11am - 5.30pm

WHERE:  Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
        77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
        Building 26, Room 100

WHAT:   Opening Keynote Speaker: Noam Chomsky

        Presentations on Burma, East Timor, Nigeria and Tibet

        Traditional Food Available at Lunch

        Activists Workshops on:

        - grassroots lobbying of Congress
        - organizing consumer boycotts
        - enacting selective purchasing laws            
        - building coalitions in the community
        - working with the press and media

        Music, Dance and Cultural Presentation

HOW:    Suggested Donation: $5

Event sponsors include Amnesty International, Citizens for Participation in
Political Action (CPPAX), East Timor Action Network, New England Burma
Roundtable, Nigerian Advocacy Group for Democracy and Human Rights, Tibetan
Association, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.

For more information, contact: 

Sastry Penumarthy
(508) 549-6191 - work
(617) 494-9239 - home

Simon Billenness
(617) 292-8026 x225 - work



A Day of Action for Human Rights


Saturday, April 26
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Building 26, Room 100

11am:			Doors Open

12-12.30pm		Welcome by facilitator

			Keynote speech: Noam Chomsky

12.30pm-1pm		Burma Presentation

1pm-1.30pm		East Timor Presentation

1.30pm-2.30pm	Lunch - ethnic food available for a small donation

2.30pm-3pm		Nigeria Presentation

3pm-3.30pm		Tibet Presentation

3.30pm-3.45pm	Break

3.45pm-4.30pm	Music and Cultural Performances

4.30pm-5pm		Workshops - first session

5pm-5.30pm		Workshops - second session

5.30-6pm		Workshops - third session

Tentative List of Workshops

- Organizing Boycotts
- Enacting Selective Purchasing Laws
- Human Rights Campaigns
- Lobbying Congress from the Grassroots 
- Building Community Coalitions
- Campus Organizing
- High School Organizing
- Working with the Press and Media