This November 4th, let’s stand in solidarity with the 1.6 million rape victims – men, women and children – of the world’s “rape capital” of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Raise awareness and money to support them by standing for 16 hours – 1 hour for every 100,000 victims.
Grab a vuvezela or a megaphone. Freestyle like the socially conscious Lauryn Hill. Yodel like you’re from the Alps. Be as loud as you can to change the dire statistics that plague the DRC.
At Carleton, jhr is hosting a smashing HollerDay benefit concert at Ollie’s. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show, with bands like BoxFull of GroundHogs and the Red Carnations, starts pumping at 9 p.m.
Don’t miss the chance to pick up some sweet raffle prizes (BlackBerry Torch 2 or yearlong subscription to the Walrus, anyone?) and scream yourself hoarse – good times for a good cause.
Catch the screening of the award-winning documentary The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo before the concert at 7 p.m. for a thought-provoking, heartbreaking snapshot of life in the DRC.
Let’s stand up and shout this Nov. 4.
We’ll be posting the events and initiatives we’re working on as they come up! EXPO Carleton was already a great success!
- What: Cjhr Annual General Meeting
- Where: Radio Room, Third Floor, in the St. Patrick’s Building on the Carleton University campus
- When: 12pm (noon)
- Who: All are welcome!
- Why: This is the kickoff meeting to let people know what we’re all about. We’ll be giving a rundown of what Rights Media initiatives we’re working on this year, what events we’re planning, and how people can get involved!
Sept. 7: EXPO Carleton
The Rundown: EXPO Carleton was held in the Fieldhouse at Carleton University as an introduction to the available clubs and societies on campus for all students, particularly first-years. Almost 100 students signed up to be on Cjhr‘s 2011-2012 mailing list and get involved with events and Rights Media production for the upcoming academic year.
Here is a collection of past event descriptions. These will help you understand what’s in store for the months to come. If you have any suggestions for fundraisers or causes to promote, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mar. 25: jhr Arts And Culture Night: The Night For Rights
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Locaion: Rooster’s Cafe Unicentre, Carleton University
Come out for good company, food and great performances at Cjhr‘s first annual NIGHT FOR RIGHTS.
We’ll be singing, dancing, mingling and — wait for it — auctioning ART produced especially for you by talented Carleton students.
Price: $5 at the door.
Or you can buy a ticket in advance from your favourite Cjhr executive.
Featured guest for the night: Mr. John Akpata, who is a writer, poet, journalist, musician and political activist. He was a member of the 2003, 2004 and 2005 Ottawa slam teams and is the Ottawa Capital Slam Champion. He was also the 2004 Ottawa CBC Poetry Face-Off Champion. He’s an amazing performer and poet, so you definitely don’t want to miss out! Please do check out the link below to catch a bit of his performace!
All proceeds will go toward Journalists for Human Rights, Canada’s largest international media organization. JHR is committed to training journalists in Africa to effectively report on human rights abuses. Your donations will keep the great coverage coming and the school clubs (like us!) functioning.
Hope to see you there!
Mar. 5: “Dinner and a Movie” night Presented by the Campus for Christ
Journalism and Mass Communication students
(Cost: $5.00 all proceeds go to Journalists for Human Rights Carleton)
Date: Thursday, March 5th 2009 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: University Centre RM182
The cost includes dinner and the feature presentation of:
“The Case for Christ” documentary (a journalist who set out as an
atheist investigating the evidence for Jesus)
By Lee Strobel
For more info please contact: email@example.com
Feb. 9: Event on February 25, 2009 at 6 p.m. in ME3165
Human Rights in Mexico
Join us for an evening to explore the parallels between Canada and Mexico’s human rights issues. Participants from the Alternative Spring Break Mexico Program will be sharing their experiences from abroad followed by a screening of a Mexican Documentary (TBA).
This will be a stimulating night of dialogue and an opportunity to learn how you can take part in the Alternative Spring Break Program next year.
Nov. 26: Documentary Night, Congo’s Curse
Carleton University’s Journalists for Human Right’s Chapter will be
holding their first Documentary Night.
The Documentary being presented will be Congo’s Curse in the
Reader’s Digest Centre (first floor of the St. Patrick’s Building).
The screening will take place on Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 at
5:30 p.m. Come take a break from your final papers and assignments,
and join the CJHR for this eye-opening, IRIN documentary.
See you then!
CJHR Executive Team.
Nov. 15: Speak Silence in the Market
Sep. 22: Chris Mason
Chris Mason, a Carleton journalism grad, speaks about his experiences with JHR in Uganda.
CJHR members demonstrate and collect donations in the Byward Market in last year’s Speak Silence Campaign.