AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Human Rights Week
Project type(s) Fundraiser,School Service,Speaker
Date completed 10/2006
Chapter UMDNJ New Jersey Medical School
Project Coordinator Lily Ning and Christine Lauro
Summary of project Our goal of Human Rights Week was to take a global assay of various issues such as the genocide in Darfur and human trafficking. We had a bake sale fundraiser that raised $100 for Save the Children Foundation, PBS video showing about the situation in Darfur and a lecture about human trafficking and detecting it in patient populations given by 6 AMSA and Physician for Human Rights members (use of powerpoint made by Dr. Jeff Barrows).

Content area Human Rights
Number of participants 75
Participant hours involved 125 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $100
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Use of flyers around school and emails.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
4
Lessons/suggestions More participants could have attended. Better publicity would have helped. Also making the lecture more interactive would have been better to engage the audience.