Organizing a Celebration for July 17, International Justice Day

July 17 is International Justice Day. Celebrate this landmark day on which the international community adopted the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court in 1998!

“The Reckoning” Screening; credit: CICC

ORGANIZE A FILM SCREENING 

  • Organize a TV party on July 14 to watch The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court on PBS. Check PBS local listings here or, to learn more about the film, click here.
  • Or borrow a DVD from POV and organize your own screening around July 17.
  • Follow up the broadcast or screening with a panel or roundtable discussion and ask your local leaders and experts to participate. Get the POV screening kit including a DVD of The Reckoning, a discussion guide, a reading list, and learn how to organize an event here.

TELL YOUR SENATOR OR MEMBER OF CONGRESS HOW IMPORTANT THE ICC IS TO YOU   

  • Set up a meeting around July 17 with his or her local office.
  • Send him or her an e-mail about International Justice Day.
  • Ask if he or she will speak at an International Justice Day event.

GET OUT YOUR MESSAGE 

  • Write an Op-Ed for your local paper or a letter to the editor about why the ICC is important to you and why you support the Court and its activities.
  • Ask to appear on a local radio talk show.
  • Distribute flyers in support of the Court. E-mail us for paper brochures or download them here
  • Let everyone know what they can do to collaborate with AMICC. Do people know there’s an alliance in their community which addresses their interests about international justice and the ICC?

HOST A BIRTHDAY PARTY 

  • Organize a birthday party, such as a BBQ at a local park, and invite local community members to come and eat, play games and learn more about international justice and the ICC. Don’t forget the birthday cake!
  • Organize a Happy Hour or other community event in support of the ICC.

JOIN OTHER JULY 17 ACTIVITIES 

  • Locate your AMICC local alliance here and join their activities. 
  • Find out what other supporters for the ICC are doing, such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Save Darfur or your church or congregation, and join their activities.

RESOURCES

To learn more about action or locate advocacy materials check our resources page.

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