The Central Birmingham Amnesty International ‘Rock for Rights’ fundraiser gig went successfully and I had a fabulous evening there. See http://amnestybham.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/it-was-a-dark-and-stormy-night-oi-oi/ for a report on the event.
Central Birmingham and Bournville A.I Groups are hosting The Burma Play on Friday 14th August at 7pm at The Birmingham Library Theatre, Central Library Birmingham. Whilst we await the decision in the new trial of Aung San Suu Kyi please support our efforts to raise awareness of the plight of the Burmese people by attending the play. Please see the leaflet for more information including obtaining tickets from John Bodycote. There are also more details on www.theburmaplay.com including quotes from rave reviews!
One of the best uses of new media to promote the work of Amnesty International in the UK is the Central Birmingham Amnesty International Group. They have a thriving blog, popular facebook group and well-followed Twitter feed. And they aren’t just using these to promote e-activism they are using them to support the real-life group’s activities. The result a more dynamic and thriving group. I would certainly not say these ideas will work equally well for all groups. However, if you have people who are interested in trying these ideas out it seems they are worth trying out. For more information see www.amnestybham.wordpress.com