Club Meetings: We held two club meetings from the end of April to May, which were each attended by about 20 students and a few support staff. These meetings provided the opportunity to discuss local and world politics, and to reflect on the speakers from previous events, Chloe Swarbrick, Green Party candidate and Amnesty International, and to get suggestions for potential speakers and future events, all over food of course!
Amnesty International: On the 4th of May Margaret Taylor from Amnesty International talked to us about human rights violations in New Zealand and abroad. She shared what Amnesty stands for/does, her journey into being a human rights activist and some issues that have struck her during her work. Twenty students engaged in discussion about human rights abuses around the world from Saudi Arabia to Russia to Rwanda. Issues in NZ such as the poverty line debate were also touched on. We thank Margaret again for her time. It was a very interesting and thought-provoking event.