Group 22

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Newsletter (text) (PDF)

Prisoner of Conscience
Narges Mohammadi

Rights Readers: Human Rights Book Discussion Blog (2005-2015)

Book Group Archive 1999-2008

Tibetan Prayer Flag Project

Remembering Tiananmen

S. Cal. Cluster

Group 22 "dresses up" and marches in the Doo Dah Parade to protest human trafficking (modern-day slavery).

Visit our Doo-Dah 2009 page for story and photos!

Our 2008 entry was Waterboardin' USA (photo at right). We've missed only three parades since 1998. See our Doo-Dah pages for 1998, 1999, 2005 and 2008. See our Facebook page (see sidebar) for pix of our 2011 entry.

Welcome to Amnesty International Group 22
in Pasadena, California

Group 22 is one of many local affiliates of Amnesty International USA, which in turn is the United States national section of the worldwide Amnesty International movement. Founded in 1961, AI works impartially for the release of all prisoners of conscience, fair and prompt trials for political prisoners, and an end to torture and executions (for further information, see the brief history and description and the text of the definition of human rights). Group 22 was established as both a registered student group at Caltech and a community local group for the Pasadena area. 

New members are always welcome!
Simply show up any of our events listed below. Our monthly meetings or letter-writing sessions are especially good places to start. See the map for directions.

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AI Group 22 Upcoming Events for May 2019

Tuesday, May 14, 7:30 - 9:00 PM, Letter-writing Meeting (usually 2nd Tuesday of the month). We will meet outdoors at the "Rath al Fresco" on the lawn adjacent to the Caltech Athenaeum (NW corner of Hill and California, in Pasadena -- see map in the sidebar). Look for the table with the Amnesty sign. We will write on urgent actions for human rights violations around the world and also for our adopted prisoners of conscience, Narges Mohammadi in Iran and Gao Zhisheng in China. This informal gathering is a great way for newcomers to get acquainted with Amnesty!

Sunday, May 19, 6:30 PM. Human Rights Book Discussion Group (usually 3rd Sunday of the month). Vroman's Bookstore (upstairs), 695 E. Colorado, Pasadena. All are welcome, even if you haven't read the book. You can buy the book at a 20% discount if you get it at "Will Call" at Vroman's and mention our book group. For May we are reading "Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots in Hollywood and America" by Steven J. Ross. See the review in our April newsletter.

Thursday, May 23, 7:30 - 9:00 PM. Monthly Meeting at Caltech Y (505 South Wilson Ave).
Our speaker for May is Tim Nistler from Friends In Deed. He wears a few hats including Program Director, coordinator of The Food Pantry, and Director of Social Media. He'll talk about food, hunger, dignity, and human rights.
Friends In Deed is an interfaith organization that provides supportive services to meet basic human needs, so our homeless and at-risk neighbors can rebuild their lives.

Sunday, May 26. [non-Amnesty] Visual Artists Guild invites human rights supporters to a 30th Anniversary Commemoration of Tiananmen Square. Reception begins at 11 am, luncheon at 1 pm, and program with many special guests starts at 2 pm. Location: Almansor Court, Alhambra, CA. Please reserve your ticket ($45) by May 16; for reservations or information call 310-433-0697, or e-mail to, or visit

Current Group 22 Newsletter (text) (PDF)
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