On Friday, January 23rd 2009, JHR McGill was the first JHR chapter in Canada to pull off an “Epic” Fundraiser Party. On what truly was an epic night, several hundred McGillians dressed up in their finest black and white gear to attend the classiest night of the year. The event was hosted at Club 737, the only club in Montreal with a view of the entire city and beyond. For a party that has never been thrown before, the night was an overwhelming success, with the dance-floor packed from wall-to-wall and consistently a lineup stretching down the block .
The success of the event is due to the hard work of JHR’s committed fundraising team who spent weeks postering, selling tickets and promoting the party in every possible way. Despite various other competing parties, we managed to raise a total of $1600, more than JHR McGill has ever raised through a fundraising event. All of the proceeds will go towards helping us put out future issues of Speak! and towards helping out JHR’s head office carry out many of the many incredible activities they do. If you missed out, fret not, because if all goes as planned Rights in Black and White will be back next year!
Other happenings at JHR for Winter 09:
– Documentary Screening
– Train the Trainers Media & Human Rights Conference (March 7-8th)
– Pub Night at Brutopia (March 12th)
– Radio shows & 2 Issues of Speak! Newspaper
– General Elections for next year’s Exec!