Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Campus campaign for the Women of Atenco

The University of Illinois Springfield in its first year as a Amnesty International student group hit the ground running in the fight for Human Rights. Started in August of 2009, they now have 12 paid members and can't wait for the fall semester to begin.

Where they can continue the work of Amnesty.

This year the group visited Senator Dick Durbin's office to push for the closing of Guantanamo and ended the school year with a campus campaign for the Women of Atenco.

The student efforts were featured in a May 2010 newsletter by Amnesty International.

Download a PDF of the newsletter (see page 3)