December 5 - Take Action on Bhopal Now!
We have recently been impassioned over a matter of Andrew Liveris, CEO of Dow Chemical, being honored as a global citizen for Dow's work with the UN's Millennium Goals. While these are certainly positive gains, we feel strongly that the unresolved issue of the Bhopal chemical disaster of 1984 and Dow's continued disavowal of the issue reeks of injustice. As such, we will be conducting a protest. Photos here
WHO: Amnesty International, New York Coalition for Justice in Bhopal,
Students for Bhopal, and students from Columbia University and New
WHEN: Thursday, December 6th 6:30-7:30 pm
WHERE: Outside the Winter Garden, World Financial Center in New York City (200 Liberty St. at West St).
WHAT: A Protest of the Black-tie Gala Honoring Dow Chemical's CEO on the 23rd Anniversary of Bhopal Disaster
November 28 - GET INFORMED: Looking at US Sponsored Torture
Columbia Amnesty International, Global Solutions, ACLU, the Muslim Students Association, and Columbia/Barnard Hillel
Two days of discussion on United States sponsored torture from multicultural and multi-philosophical perspectives.
Where and When:
Wednesday, November 28th (9:30 AM-6:00 PM): information and urgent action distribution (complete with cage) on Columbia low plaza.
Wednesday, November 28th (8:00 PM): speaker panel including
Jumana Musa - AIUSA Torture Specialist
Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster from Rabbis for Human Rights
Refreshments will be served
November 13th - Socially Responsible Investmenting Town Hall
Note: This event does not actually take place in a town hall, it is in Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Hall (behind Uris, NOT the residential hall) from 6pm until whenever it ends.
October 29th - Justice in Bhopal: The World's Forgotten Industrial Disaster
23 years later, 22,000 deaths, the struggle continues… in 315 Hamilton from 8:00pm to 9:30pm. Come and find out about one of the worst forgotten disasters in the chemical industry and what might be done to address the issues that still confront us today. Click for photos
October 26th-28th - Amnesty International USA, North-East regional conference
This annual conference will take place at Boston University which is, unsurprisingly, in Boston, Massachusetts. Click here for photos.
October 17th - Cake!
The military commisions act celebrates it's first birthday and what better way to celebrate than to eat cake (Marie Antionette would have been proud). Join us for the consumption of cake and, naturally, discussion of human rights. Click here for photos.