Amnesty International raises awareness of women’s issues

Aurora McKeehan

As International Women’s Day rapidly approaches on March 8, the Amnesty International club here on City College’s campus scurries to spread awareness about it.
The club is putting on an event here at City College on Thursday, March 5 at the Saville Theatre from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Set to appear at the event are Keynote speaker Laurel Corona, who is the author of two books about women’s awareness, Aztec cinema dancers who consist of all women dancers, and several other tentatively scheduled artists, whose goal is to spread awareness about different cultures of women throughout the world.
The theme of the international Women’s Day event is to motivate women from every culture, age, and background to do something: to be activists, to spread the message of equal rights, raise awareness of abuses in the Congo and the issues of women worldwide.
“I feel like I’m changing the world for the better,” said Stephanie Mikkeloson, an Amnesty International member and peace and conflict study major, who is passionate about each and every cause that Amnesty International takes part in.
Amnesty International is a nonprofit group formed to protect human rights around the world based on a universal declaration of human rights. To learn more e-mail amnestycity@gmail.com.