Sunday, January 20, 2013

Monday, January 07, 2013

Alex Neve to speak at THRAC Annual Meeting March 24th


Sunday March 24  5PM – 9PM  (doors open at 4:30)
Taiwanese United Church (Newtonbrook United)
53 Cummer Ave., North York, Toronto

Canada, Taiwan and Beyond: Playing Our Part in the Human Rights Struggle
Speaker – Alex Neve,  Secretary-General of Amnesty Canada


5PM – Annual Meeting – Reports, Discussion of THRAC Work, Amendment of Bylaws,
             Election of 2013-14 executive

5PM – 7PM – Human Rights Fair –
           Tables with displays, information and sales from several human rights organizations

6PM – Banquet – cost TBA, members will receive $5 discount on banquet

7PM – Speaker – Alex Neve, followed by Q&A
We are greatly honoured to have Alex Neve as our speaker, after three years of trying to find a day that fitted his incredibly busy schedule. The leading voice for human rights in Canada, and a member of the Order of Canada, Alex Neve travels the world for Amnesty International, and is regularly in the news as a critic of both international and Canadian government policies which fail to live up to human rights standards. Alex will discuss global human rights work from several perspectives, as well as address questions about Shui-bian’s case.

Important changes this year

Concerned that rushed meetings for the last two years did not allow for a careful discussion in the annual meeting, or more questions after the speaker, we are scheduling more time for both the annual meeting and the program. Cost of membership and banquet are separate items.  Members will vote and take part in annual meeting, and get a discount on banquet. Non-members may choose to only attend banquet and talk. General membership remains $40, $25 for students.