Meeting: Wednesday, November 30 at 7pm
Saturday, November 12, 2005, 07:11 PMOur next AID meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 30 at 7pm at Don Carmelo's (The meetings for the 16th and the 30th have been cancelled). This will be our last meeting at Don Carmelo's. Starting in December, AID meetings will move to campus and time/date will change to accomadate a wider range of schedules. AID will post to the website and the mailing list once the new day/location becomes finalized (Please add a comment with suggested times and days). Thanks!
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Hope Not Hate: Islam & The West World Relations
Thursday, October 6, 2005, 08:18 PMAmericans for Informed Democracy (AID) will coordinate Hope not Hate, a town hall discussion on the future of relations between the West and the Islamic world. This town hall will address questions such as: “What is the long-term strategy for improving relations between the West and the Islamic world? Are the West and the Islamic world currently on the right path?”
The series began on the two-year anniversary of the September 11th attacks when citizens groups, 9/11 family members, and policymakers combined to commemorate September 11th with a positive call to collaborative action out of the ashes of tragedy. Last year, the series focused on the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that America must share its “vision of opportunity and hope” with the Muslim world. This year, Hope not Hate is broadening its focus beyond US-Islamic understanding to Western-Islamic understanding as a way of commemorating and constructively responding to the recent bombings in London, the March 11, 2004, bombings in Madrid, and the November 20, 2003, bombings in Istanbul.
This event is FREE and OPEN to the public and will take place on:
Wednesday, November 9th from 6-8pm in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) on the University of Nebraska (UNO) Campus. Parking will be available on campus at no charge.
Dr. Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado
1) Dr. Dale Stover
2) Shakil Ahmed (Independent Muslim voice)
3) Dr. Naser Alsharif
4) Dr. John Calvert
5) Dr. Terry Clark
Young Leaders Seek Ways to Resolve Middle East Conflict
US-Muslim Views Discussed
UN's Middle East Road Map
NPR's - The Middle East & The West: A Troubled History
Dialogues: Islamic World - US - The West
Search for Common Ground
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Events & Opportunities with AID
Thursday, October 6, 2005, 07:51 PM1) October 19th meeting will change to 1pm in the SOLP Office to assemble the banner which will hang in the Student Center (volunteers welcome!)
2) AID is in the process of finalizing speakers for Hope Not Hate: Islam and The West World Relations which will take place on November 9th. Bio's will be posted to the web and mailing list once they are complete. Stay tuned for more information.
3) AID is currently seeking a moderater for the Hope Not Hate Town hall. If you have any suggestions, please email them to Jenn at jnpiatt(at)gmail.com
4) Officer Elections were held at the October 5th meeting. The changes are effective starting November. The results were: Treasurer: Jay Filipi, Secretary: Craig Martin, Vice President: Vacant!!, and President: Jenn Piatt. We are currently seeking a student to fill the Vice President position. This is a wonderful opportunity to expand your leadership skills and have fun in the process! Please contact Jenn if interested.
5) The October 26th meeting is temporarily postponed so that AID members can participate in the "Meet Eleanor Roosevelt" event on campus. We will reschedule that meeting and post the new date (as that is the last meeting before the town hall!) when it becomes established.
6) On Monday, November 7th and Tuesday, November 8th, AID will hand out fliers to students on campus and staff a table in the MBSC over the lunch hour. Please respond to Jenn with available times. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
7) And lastly, PDF's available with town hall advertisement to distribute. Please contact Jenn for a copy.
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Invitation to "Meet Eleanor Roosevelt"
Thursday, October 6, 2005, 08:02 AMYou are invited to attend a special performance entitled "Meet Eleanor
Roosevelt: Advocate for Universal Human Rights" on Wednesday, October 26.
The event is free and open to the public. The event will take place in the Eppley
Auditorium, located on the ground floor of the Eppley Administration
Building, and will begin at 7 p.m. A reception will follow the performance,
which is suitable for high school students as well as adults.
For More information, please visit:
Department of Women's Studies
Photographs and Reviews
or contact: Karen Falconer Al-Hindi, Ph.D at kfalconeralhindi[at]mail.unomaha.edu
Parking is available on all three levels of the UNO Parking Structure for
$1. The Eppley Building is a five-minute walk from the structure.
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FREE ONE Campaign Bracelets
Sunday, September 18, 2005, 04:19 PMParticipants in the Videoconference this Thursday will receive a FREE ONE Campaign bracelet (while supplies last). The ONE Campaign donated these bracelets to AID for participating in this event.
This is a great way to show your support for the ONE Campaign and to help raise awareness about the Millenium Development Goals.
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Videoconference: September 22 from 9a-11a
Tuesday, September 13, 2005, 05:33 PMAID will participate in a Videoconference with The World Bank, Tanzania, and Ghana on Thursday, September 22 from 9am-11am in Alwine Hall, Room 308.
The topic of discussion will be the United Nations Millenium Development Goals .
Main questions that will be raised: 1.) What can civil society do in order to further and build upon the MDGs? 2.) Where are they (each country involved in the videoconference) doing with the MDGs? 3.) What are the obstacles hindering the progression of the MDGs? 4.) Which strategies have been successful in advancing the MDGs? Other questions may include but are not limited to: How does the UN operate to facilitate change in these areas? Or what can the U.S. do?
For further reading:
The One Campaign
Time Magazine Artile - The End of Poverty by Jeffrey Sachs
You can attend the videoconference at any time and light refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there.
Thanks! - Jenn
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AID Open House
Sunday, August 28, 2005, 02:19 PMAmericans for Informed Democracy (AID) will host an open house on Wednesday, September 7th from 6 - 8 pm in the
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Wednesday, August 24, 2005, 06:25 PMHappy Fall Semester everyone! Some important information & developments for AID this semester:
1) Wednesday evening meetings at Don Carmelos Pizzeria at 7pm for the duration of the fall semester. From now on, AID will only send something on the mailing list if the meeting has been canceled.
2) AID Open House on Sept. 7th from 6-8pm in the Council Room of the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC).
3) AID will be participating in some exciting videoconferences this fall! With countries like: Italy, Mexico, Philippines, and more! Stay tuned for more information.
4) Our first Townhall of the year will be on October 5th (more details to come) and will cover Hope Not Hate Islam & the West World Relations. This will be an exciting event so please don't miss it.
5) Please sign up on the mailing list so that you can stay informed of the latest action with AID.
6) Volunteers needed to help distribute flyers about the Open House to the surrounding schools and within the community. If you can help, please email Jenn at jnpiatt(at)gmail.com Thank you!
7) Finally, please come and say hi to AID at the student organizations fair! We will have a booth and we would love to see everyone!
As always, thank you so much for your support in AID!
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Meeting: Monday August 15th at 7pm
Tuesday, August 9, 2005, 11:03 PMOur next meeting will be on the 15th of August at Don Carmelos Pizza on 35th and Farnam at 7pm. At this meeting, we will discuss our involvement in UNO student organization activities, our open house which is scheduled for the 7th of September, and our first town hall of the fall semester which will take place on October 5th (the LT. Gov. will be one of our guest speakers).
See you on Monday!
Craig & Jenn
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Friday, July 22, 2005, 08:58 PM*Meeting minutes will no longer be posted to mailing list In an attempt to reduce email, AID will only post the meeting minutes to the website in the comment section under the date of each meeting.
*Changes to Hope Not Hate Changes have been made to the next series, entitled Hope Not Hate; it will no longer focus primarily on U.S. and Islamic World Relations. Due to the recent attacks in London, AID felt it would be more effective to adjust the series. It now becomes: Hope Not Hate; West & Islamic World.
*Button Ideas We are working on creating some buttons for AID. We need to keep them short, snappy and attractive! Please send button ideas to Jenn at jnpiatt[at]gmail.com
*Open AID positions!!!! AID currently has a secretary and a Vice President position available. If you are interested please contact Craig or Jenn.
*Upcoming volunteer opportunities AID is organizing events for the first week of school. AID would like to have a table set up, distribute general fliers to students on campus, and visit political science (and other departments) classes to introduce AID to new students. We will be sending out times which need to be covered by AID members, so please respond if you are available at any of the upcoming times!
*Don't forget to sign up on the mailing list!
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