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Sponsored Events

Our chapter has hosted many important community leaders and scholars. Activities has included multiple events such as:

Plus many activities including lectures on current events, volunteering, local and international activism opportunities and more.

Past Events

Event poster for Half the Sky
Event poster for Engaging in Human Rights Work
Event poster for Dr. Frederick Laker
Event poster for Rwanda Genocide 26 Years Later

Human Rights Week

WSU chapter of AI sponsors Human Rights Week which has brought to campus such prominent figures as:

Nien Cheng
Author, Life and Death in Shanghai
Jose Ramos Horta
Nobel Peace Prize Recipient
Arun Gandhi
Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Hudson Riverkeepers Project

In November 2005, Rev. Carl Wilkens, the only American to stay in Rwanda throughout the 1994 genocide, highlighted HRW. He protected Seventh Day Adventist orphanages with both Tutsi and Hutu children. In 2006, HRW presented “Darfur Diaries” about the contemporary genocide in Sudan as well as poet and human rights lawyer Tom Jones. The 2007 event highlighted a panel from the WSU Muslim Student Association discussing Islam, and “A Soldier’s Walk for Peace” by Utah Vet, Marshall Thompson. The Human Rights Week Hunger Banquet employs a lottery that determines whether participants eat a First World (multi-course) meal, or a Third World (rice and beans) meal.

"Holocaust & Genocide Awareness"

Each year, Amnesty International works with the Diversity office on a week of programming for Holocaust, genocide, and atrocity awareness. We have had multiple genocide survivors from Rwanda and the Rwanada dispora come to provide testimony at Weber State including Consolee Nishimwe, Jacqueline Murekatete, and Omar Ndizeye.

We have invited Holocaust survivors, Japanese American Internment survivors, Darfur genocide survivors, and more. Invited academic experts and legal scholars on these topics have also visited Weber State to give community lectures which the club sponsored.