Starting Date: 11-07-2008
Ending Date: 11-09-2008
Hilton Pasadena Hotel 168 S.
Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, California 91101
United StatesThe Western Regional Conference of Amnesty International USA is an opportunity for activists, scholars, communities, and students to come together to learn about, discuss, and act upon some of the most important human rights issues facing our world today.
News and Events
Mia Kirshner, actress and author of I Live Here. I Live Here is a visually stunning narrative - told through journals, stories, images, and graphic novellas - in which the lives of refugees and displaced people become at once personal and global. Bearing witness to stories that are too often overlooked, it is a raw and intimate journey to crises in four corners of the world: war in Chechnya, ethnic cleansing in Burma, globalization in Mexico, and AIDS in Malawi.
- Teach-In with Jaguares: Youth Organizing
- Ideas Fair
- Book-signing with Mia Kirshner
- Film Screening: "A Jihad for Love"
- More Program Information for 2008 Western Regional Conference
- Conference Schedule (PDF) (Draft)
Policy-Making Sessions - AIUSA Resolution and Voting News:
Amnesty International is a grassroots organization. Any individual member or group of members has an opportunity to impact the mission, method, policy, organization or allocation of resources. Resolutions are a means by which members can influence policy on a regional, national, or international level. A resolution is a statement directing a change in AI that can't be accomplished by simply asking a staff member or volunteer leader.
Each registered Amnesty International group (student or local) is allotted one Voting Card for resolutions at the Regional Conference. AIUSA individual members are also eligible to vote. To obtain a Individual Voting Card to vote on resolutions at the Regional Conference, you be recorded as a voting member of AIUSA (having paid dues to AIUSA or submitted a valid dues waiver in the last year, and no later than September 10, 2008). You may join by calling 1-800-AMNESTY or online.
When: November 7-9, 2008
Where: Hilton Pasadena
168 S Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Why: Protect the Human
Register for the Western Regional Confrence
If you prefer to pay by check, print out and mail in a conference registration form (PDF).
• Early-bird (by October 17): $30 general, $20 student/senior/limited income
• Pre-Registration (October 16-November 7): $40 general, $30 student/senior/limited income
• On-Site: $50 general, $40 student/senior/limited income
(Rates listed are for national members of Amnesty International USA. Non-members pay an additional $10.)
The Hilton Pasadena is offering Amnesty International conference attendees a special room rate of $139 single or double, plus local taxes and fees.
Conference attendees must make their own reservations directly with the hotel at the phone number listed above. Be sure to mention "Amnesty International Regional Conference" to obtain this special group rate. You can also book your hotel online through the special Conference-only hotel website. Reservations must be made by Friday, October 24, to take advantage of the special rate!
Geographical Scope: Regional