Monday, June 20, 2011

TAKE ACTION! Celebrate International Justice Day on July 17

July 17 is International Justice Day, the birthday of the International Criminal Court. It is an opportunity to celebrate the successes of the ICC and your community’s commitment to a progressively stronger US engagement in international justice. It is also an opportunity to remind our communities and US elected officials that the Court serves the interests of the American people.

Please let us know how we can assist you in your preparations and please let us know what you are planning so we can let others know about it through our social media and on the calendar page of the AMICC website where you can check back to find events in your area.


- Organize a panel discussion, rally, teach-in, film screening, happy hour or community picnic on or around July 17
- Bring together local organizations from the faith, legal, academic and human rights communities to collaborate on an event
- Since July 17 falls on a Sunday this year, encourage churches and other groups meeting on Sunday to recognize July in their worship or other activities
- Visit your Senator or Member of Congress to voice your support for the ICC
- Ask your Mayor, City Council or an appropriate organization for a July 17th proclamation


- Write an Op-Ed or letter to the editor for your local newspaper
- Meet with editorial boards to explain the importance of July 17
- Appear on a local radio or TV show to speak about the ICC
- Distribute flyers in support of the Court at community events, spaces and celebrations


- Follow AMICC on Twitter, and tell your followers about International Justice Day
- Join the AMICC Facebook fanpage


AMICC’s July 17 Organizing Guide
Sample Mayoral Proclamation
Factsheet on President Obama’s Evolving Policy on the ICC

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