Kapiti Amnesty Events


6th December 2009

The Kapiti/Horowhenua Amnesty Group is hosting two events to mark Human Rights Day on December 10.

On Human Rights Day at 11 am, the Amnesty group will present 51 books on human rights to the Kapiti Coast libraries.

The ceremony will take place at the Paraparaumu Library for the eighth year running.

The books — all donated by members and supporters of the Group — include new publications from four local Amnesty authors:   ·      “Looking For Answers” -the life of Elsie Locke, by Maureen Birchfield  ·      “Stacey” – the life style and trials of a great NZ criminal lawyer, by David McGill ·      A novel about prisoner of war experiences in World War 2, “The Skies Above Are Clear Again,” by Sigrid Palmboom ·      And “Cockney Kid – the making of an unconventional psychologist” by Tony Taylor.

Tony Taylor will be the keynote speaker. His subject will be “Speaking Up For Justice.”

Human Rights Day is celebrated on December 10, the sixty-first anniversary of the signing in Paris of the world-changing document, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Described as “the blueprint for civilization,” this document has been signed by every nation on the planet.   And on Saturday December 12, at 5pm, the Kapiti/Horowhenua Amnesty Group and the Italian Chamber of Commerce are hosting a Human Rights concert at “La Pineta” 113 Aston Road, Waikanae Downs.   The musicians featured are:  “Duo Jackson” guitar and violin, performing gypsy, flamenco, Latin, classical and original compositions.

Tickets ($20) are available from Wordsmith of Waikanae, and wine and light refreshments are included.