We are the Southampton Univeristy Affiliated Amnesty International Student group.
We aim to promote human rights and an awareness of human rights abuses. Amnesty is an organisation that campaigns for freedom, fairness and justice, always by non-violent means..
This society aims to campaign against oppression, persecution and injustice. However, passionate, it is a relaxed society open to new ideas and welcomes anyone interested to join!
We meet weekly and our meetings usually consist of brainstorming new ways to fundraise for our chosen topics through stalls on the redbrick/bake sales/guest speakers, sleep outs and more! Past issues we have covered include; refugees, stop torture, the arms trade, LGBT+ rights and women's rights.
Safe space policy:
Our society is committed to creating a safe, tolerant, and inclusive environment. We encourage debate and expect all members to be able to discuss (non harmful) conflicting viewpoints respectfully. All members should use appropriate and respectful language when speaking, and respect others’ point of view when listening.
We aim to provide a light and friendly environment for students to get together and enjoy good food. Our tasting events allow students to mingle with likeminded foodies, and to try new exotic, healthy, nutritious and delicious food that may not usually come under a student budget. We aim to provide an understanding of other cultures through food tasting, and organize restaurant trips to unusual places that will heighten students awareness of the varied food culture in Southampton.