CUSU Welfare and CU Amnesty International bring to you a night packed with the best comedic talent in Cambridge. Reserve your tickets now for a fantastic night of laughs all in aid of Amnesty International and CUSU Mental Health:
THE LINE UP:
Grace Rigg (Robinson College)
Adam Lawrence (Jesus College)
Ed Mustill (Clare College)
Phil Wang (Kings College)
Dannish Babar (Selwyn College)
David Stevenson (Homerton College)
Matt Lim (Magdalene College)
Emerald Paston (Murray Edwards College)
Watch student comedians unite to create a fantastic night of fun and laughs for you and your mates. You saw them here first.
And the best bit? Tickets are just A FIVER and all profits will be donated to Amnesty International.
If you reserve now, you can bring your cash along on the night. You can also turn up at Trinity Hall on the night but we can’t promise there’ll be tickets left!
Where: Trinity Hall
When: 8.30 for 9pm start
On the night, we will be dotted around with petitions campaigning for the release of Akmal Shaikh: a 53-year-old father of five from north London who is believed to be mentally ill could be executed in China within days.
On the 4th of june amnesty international organised a flower ceremony in london to mark the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen square massacres. Cambridge Univesity Amnesty International member Hang Tung Chow was interviewed by Amnesty International about why she felt it was so important to keep Tiananmen on the news agenda.
Members of the Exec will be manning a stall throughout CUSU’s Freshers’ Fair at Kelsey Kerridge. We would love to meet you properly and to tell you about our plans for this term.
We will also be petitioning for the release of the ’88 Generation Students Group’. In August 1988 a courageous group of Burmese students began to call for democracy. Their ’88 Generation Students Group’ rapidly gained broad support across the country and led many peaceful demonstrations for change. But the government responded to the demonstrators with ferocity. Security forces killed around 3,000 civilians and thousands more people were imprisoned – or simply disappeared. The surviving leaders of the student movement were given long jail terms, some spending up to 15 years in solitary confinement. Many of them are still in prison today.
Mr. Hugh Sandeman, country coordinator for Amnesty UK and former writer and editor for The Economist, will give a brief overview of human rights situation across the North Africa region with special emphasis on Algeria, and discuss how Amnesty is joining with other organisations to campaign against impunity for human right abuses in the country. There will be a short action with photo shoot at the end of the talk; do join us in making a difference for human rights in the region!
The talk will be held in the Bateman Auditorium at Gonville and Caius College at 7pm.
You also have time to attend another talk afterwards – so don’t worry about choosing between!
The Peterhouse Politics society are hosting Baroness Cox for a talk entitled “The Privilege of Making a Difference”.
Baroness Cox, formerly of the Conservative party, is a cross-bench member of the House of Lords with extensive experience in humanitarian work. She is the founder and CEO of the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust and an active
member of the World Committee on Disability.
The Peterhouse Politics society are pleased to invite everyone to this talk free of charge, and there is
no dress code. The meeting will take place in the Music Room, Peterhouse at 8.45pm, and wine & snacks will be served. For further information, see their website (www.peterhousepolitics.co.uk).