Okanagan Human Rights Committee “Taste Of Justice” report

Many thanks to Kelly Megyesi, BC Regional Council Womens Coordinator for this report from the PSAC BC Okanagan Human Rights Committee “Taste Of Justice” dinner for Amnesty International.

The PSAC Okanagan Human Rights Committee kicked off their first function with an Amnesty Dinner – Taste of Justice (view the program below).

There was a great community turnout with 75 tickets for the dinner sold. Guests came from Penticton to Armstrong and we’d like to say a special thank you to Janelle for coming from Vancouver to represent PSAC. The evening included a full dinner, music, art work, presentations, guest speakers and silent auction. $1400 was raised and the awareness that was raised was priceless. The audience was varied and included a lot of community members from many different areas.

We presented the link between Amnesty and union work ~ standing up for human rights, speaking out, the power on unity, the importance of letter writing campaigns, and so on. We presented two videos – The Power Of a Signature and Justice for the Lubicon Cree.

When people think of Amnesty they often think of other countries. We chose to present on the Lubicon who happen to be our neighbours in Northern Alberta. Take a look at the video and help us by signing the petition.

On behalf of the PSAC Okanagan Human Rights Committee
AGR – Maria-Luiza Romano
CEIU – Kelly Megyesi
USGE – Annette Hale
UVAE – Martha Johnson