Leadership Callout

Description:

Grassroots volunteer leaders within Amnesty Canada are creating our first ever nation-wide, virtual human rights conference in response to COVID-19 interrupting our previous plans for regional gatherings! 

 

Our theme is building connections between activists, groups, and campaigns within Amnesty International Canada (ES). The organizing team has created a framework of content that highlights connection within Amnesty International Canada (ES) and we are looking for volunteer leaders to take on some key opportunities in the programming. Below is a list of leadership opportunities! If you are interested in any of these opportunities please fill out our application form and the organizing team will work to place volunteers based on preference, experience, and skill. If you are interested in more than one, please rank your choices to help ensure the best matches of volunteers to their desired roles. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Ian Heide (ian.amnesty@gmail.com) and/or Andrea Oakunsheyld (aoakunsheyld@gmail.com). 

Leadership Opportunities:

*Deadline to apply is November 1 by end of day

Tech Supports

Tasks may include helping participants with basic technology support (such as how to log on, how to mute themselves; helping with instructions for activities); answering general (but basic) tech-related enquiries; helping to manage the chat during sessions; recording simple information for event evaluation (such as number of participants at a session); hosting the zoom session and screen sharing for the presenters; recording the zoom session; admitting participants from the waiting room. 

 

Forum Moderators 

Monitoring online community spaces (on a platform to be announced) and making sure that participants are being respectful; moderating discussions when needed; and responding to concerns or flagged conversations. Those interested in this role will receive some specific pre-event training, resources to reference, and ongoing support from the organizing team. 

 

Active Listeners

The role of an active listener is to be available for participants that may be having strong reactions to certain content in the event. Ideally, we would like to have active listeners available during programming so that a participant who needs some support can request an active listener during the session and for up to 15 minutes after a session has ended. Active listeners are not therapists or problem solvers, they are simply there to listen, offer participants empathy, and possibly direct them towards resources. Those interested in this role will receive some specific pre-event training, resources to reference, and ongoing support from the organizing team. 

 

Moderator, Indigenous Keynote 

Open and close session; introduce keynote speaker; possibly moderate questions from audience 

 

Moderator, Digital Organizing 

Open and close session; introduce and moderate panelists; take questions from audience

Panelists, Digital Organizing 

Do you have a digital activism initiative that you’d like to share? Consider becoming a panelist to share your best digital organizing strategies with fellow activists. This session will include general digital organizing as well as a focus on ideas for Write for Rights 2020! 

 

Moderator, Book Club 

Open and close session; introduce author; work with organizing team to design thoughtful questions to ask the author; ask questions to the author; take questions from audience; facilitate group discussion

 

Moderator, Amnesty’s Work Through an Indigenous Lens 

Open and close session; introduce panelists; moderate questions

 

Moderator, Indigenous Storytelling Workshop

Open and close session; introduce speaker; possibly moderate questions from audience 

Moderator, The Evolution of Amnesty’s Mandate 

Open and close session; introduce speakers; possibly moderate questions from audience 

 

Contributors, Coffee House Community Event 

During big AGM years, it is a tradition that the Human Rights College holds a Coffee House event. As we are finding new ways to gather, we thought that our first ever online nation-wide RGM would be the perfect opportunity to try an online Coffee House! We’re looking for contributors for an evening of community and connection: singers, poets, musicians- anything you want to share over Zoom! Be as creative as you like and the organizing team will help you figure out the logistics. Fill out this form to be a contributor, or call 613-744-7667 ex 258 to leave us a message with a call back number so we can connect with you! 

 

MCs, Coffee House Community Event 

To honour Coffee House as a long standing youth initiative, we are looking for 2 youth (25 years old or under) to MC the online Coffee House Community Event. This will include opening the event; welcoming people; introducing each participant; and closing the event. 

Creative Directors, Coffee House Community Event

To honour Coffee House as a long standing youth initiative, we are looking for 2 youth (25 years old or under) to act as the Creative Directors of the online Coffee House Community Event. The Creative Directors will work with a member of the organizing team to accept Coffee House contributors, offer possible conditions or modifications to contributors, and support contributors on logistics. 

 

Moderator, Black Lives Matter Keynote

Open and close session; introduce BLM keynote speaker; possibly moderate questions from audience

 

Panelists, Campaign Organizing

Have you done something innovative with one of Amnesty’s campaigns or priorities? Consider becoming a panelist to share your best campaign organizing strategies and projects with fellow activists.

 

Moderator, Indigenizing Human Rights 

Open and close session; introduce speaker; possibly moderate questions from audience

Moderator, Technology and Human Rights

Open and close session; introduce panelists; work with organizing team to design thoughtful questions to ask the panel; ask questions to the panel; moderate questions

 

Moderator, Write for Rights 

Open and close session; introduce speaker; possibly moderate questions from audience

 

Moderator, Trans Migrants Panel 

Open and close session; introduce panelists;  work with organizing team to design thoughtful questions to ask the panel; ask questions to the panel; moderate questions; share information about Trans Day of Remembrance events happening the next day

 

Facilitators, Community Warm Up 

Facilitate informal discussions in Zoom breakout rooms while people sip warm beverages

Moderator, After the Protest 

Open and close session; introduce panelists; work with organizing team to design thoughtful questions to ask the panel; ask questions to the panel; moderate questions

 

Other

Do you have a skillset you’d like to contribute and you don’t see it included here? Email us and let’s see how we can collaborate!