Written by Latrina Bowman, GAHSSA president and Global Affairs and Human Security graduate student
On November 14 and 15, Amnesty International USA held its Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference right here in Baltimore. Titled “From Moment to Movement,” the conference brought together activists and organizations from around the region, and featured plenaries, keynote speakers, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities all focused on human rights issues in the United States and around the world.
The College of Public Affairs was well represented at the conference with over 25 students from the Global Affairs and Human Security, Negotiations and Conflict Management, and Master of Public Administration programs in attendance. Executive board members from UB’s Global Affairs and Human Security Student Association (GAHSSA) volunteered at the conference in exchange for free registration, while other UB students were able to fund their attendance through the Center for Student Involvement and the College of Public Affairs Dean’s Student Development Fund.
GAHSSA served as host committee at the conference which provided GAHSSA members with an ideal opportunity to connect with Amnesty International leaders and other organizations in the hopes of bringing more opportunities like this to all UB students. To that end, GAHSSA will host an Amnesty International Interest Meeting here on campus on Wednesday, Dec. 2 to discuss plans for forming a Baltimore chapter. For more information on the meeting, contact Latrina Bowman at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/567011823453640/.