Date: 
Sunday, October 17, 2021 | 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 

Online - Zoom Meeting:

No recording of this meeting at the request of our speaker.

Guest Speaker

Ms. Rishfa Rasheed is a Foreign Service Officer with over 17 years of experience in the service. In that time, she has served in various roles with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its Missions abroad, as Counselor at the Maldives Mission to the UN in Geneva with a main focus on human rights, as well as Second Secretary of the Maldives High Commission in India. During her tenure at Maldives Mission to the UN in Geneva, she worked with the UN Human Rights Council and other human rights mechanisms, including UPR, CRC and CEDAW reviews of Maldives and other countries.

Meeting Notes

2:00 Intro / Welcome new members / Land Co-existence

LETTER / ONLINE ACTION

Clemency for Leonard Peltier: https://www.amnestyusa.org/urgent-actions/urgent-action-update-urge-clemency-for-native-american-activist-usa-ua-16-19/

2:10 News/Events

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State of the Union Meeting Agenda:

  • 8:00: Welcome, Introductions and Agenda

  • 8:05: Balancing Equities: Reflections from Paul after 6 Months

  • 8:20: Discussion

  • 9:00: Close

2:20 MMIW (Debbie)

Sheila Lamb reportst that there will be a new Minnesota MMIW office by the end of the year.

2:25 Death Penalty (Larry)

Urgent Action Update: Life Of Arbitrarily Detained Activist In Danger (Egypt: Ua 132.19)

https://www.amnestyusa.org/urgent-actions/urgent-action-update-life-of-arbitrarily-detained-activist-in-danger-egypt-ua-132-19/

https://www.amnestyusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/uaa13219.pdf

Earnest Johnson was Executed last month, dispute a plea from the pope for clemency.

https://news.yahoo.com/catholic-bishops-urge-missouri-leaders-153046563.html

This is an action from last month, which is still actionable!

https://www.amnestyusa.org/urgent-actions/urgent-action-update-iranian-kurdish-man-at-risk-of-execution-iran-ua-146-20/

2:35 Philippines (Gary/Paul)

Philippine Scholar meeting discussing the need for voting and participating happened with many scholars attending.

Duterte will not be running for even vice president. A wind range of candidates are in the running for President.

Maria Ressa has received the Nobel Peace Prize!

https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/peace/2021/press-release/

Philippine Center of Minnesota is showing "The Great Rescue" as part of Philippine Awareness month.

2:40 Lobbying (Paul/Lora)

2:50 <Break>

3:00 Guest Speaker:

Ms. Rishfa Rasheed is a Foreign Service Officer with over 17 years of experience in the service. In that time, she has served in various roles with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its Missions abroad, as Counselor at the Maldives Mission to the UN in Geneva with a main focus on human rights, as well as Second Secretary of the Maldives High Commission in India. During her tenure at Maldives Mission to the UN in Geneva, she worked with the UN Human Rights Council and other human rights mechanisms, including UPR, CRC and CEDAW reviews of Maldives and other countries.

Meeting Notes

Here's the notes from the meeting as a PDF.

2021-10-17 AI Group 37 Meeting Notes