Tuesday, December 04, 2007
In Canada, Amnesty International takes part in a Global Writeathon around this time each year. This year in Nelson, a bunch of us will set up in three coffee shops and get locals to write letters and cards on behalf of various individuals and groups we're working for. Hey, before anyone thinks this is just to feel good or for fun, Amnesty has monitored its Urgent Action letter-writing for years, and knows that in about 30% of the cases, letter campaigns contribute to a positive outcome.
If you're in Nelson this Saturday, drop into Oso Negro, The Kootenay Baker Cafe Co-op or the Vienna Cafe between 2:00 and 5:00. Sip a hot drink and send a hot message off to some thug, dictator or American President (Guantanamo Bay in his case).
Wish I could provide airfare for those of you who can't make it because you live elsewhere in the world - you could always go here and write something anyhow. No pressure of course...
P.S. You're a great guy. My hero.
What a charming picture - a much needed reminder of how beautiful the winter season can be.
if written adds have a known success rate of between 2-5%, and AI's letter show a success rate of 30% - well then I guess it is worth my while.
Hope you're feeling better Beth.
Zee and Susan - write a letter, then visit each other's blogs. I think you'd like that.
Seraphine - this place is pretty special - high on the bohemian meter!
Kathie - no I stole this photo, but it does look like this downtown right now. Have you ever seen the Steve Martin film Roxanne? It was filmed here and the town is the star of the movie.