Good things sometimes come to my mailbox.
The University of Miami School of Law will host this year's Southern Regional Conference of Amnesty International from October 19th through the 21st. Attendees will include delegates from eleven states, local activists, and the UM School of Law community.
The conference starts on October 19th at the Holiday Inn across from the University of Miami with workshops and a human rights tour of Miami. At 7:00 p.m. Haitian writer and poet Edwidge Dandicat will be the keynote speaker at the opening cultural event held at the Storer Auditorium (5250 University Drive Coral Gables, FL 33146).
Throughout the weekend Amnesty will hold 22 workshops on a variety of critical human rights issues and activism skills with renowned speakers. Four of the workshops will be in Spanish and English/Spanish interpretation will be provided during the opening and closing plenary.
UM faculty will be on a panel about Immigration and give a workshop in Spanish on the Death Penalty.
The Conference closes on Sunday, October 21st, with Bukeni Tete Waruzi – a former child soldier – speaking about his experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Should be a great event.