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    April 29, 2016

    By Gloria Nafziger, Refugee Coordinator, Amnesty International

    In the past week I had the privilege of attending two fundraising and awareness raising dinners for Amnesty International. Both events were a reminder of the famous quote from Margaret Mead to “Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.”

    Both annual events were organized by a small core group of about 10 Amnesty members, but each year they extend their invitation to their local communities and it is amazing to see what a response they get!

    November 16, 2015

    By Gloria Nafziger, Refugee Campaigner for Amnesty International Canada 


    Late Friday bombs exploded in Paris. People out for an evening of friendship and entertainment were gunned down without warning. Horror, fear and terror followed. As the carnage abated, the identities of those thought to be responsible for the killings began to come to light. Several were thought to be citizens of Belguim. At least two others are believed to be French.

    But what got the most attention was the revelation that two of the attackers carried Syrian passports. It is believed that they may have recently entered Europe as a part of the massive flow of more than 700,000 refugees who have sought safety in Europe this past year.

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