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Prisoner of Conscience
Rights Readers: Human Rights
Book Discussion Blog (2005-2015)
Book Group Archive 1999-2008
S. Cal. Cluster
SLAVERY IS NOT HISTORY...YET!
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
2005 and 2008. See our Facebook page (see sidebar) for pix of our 2011 entry.
Welcome to Amnesty International Group 22
Group 22 is one of many local affiliates of Amnesty
International USA, which in turn is the United States national
of the worldwide Amnesty
movement. Founded in 1961, AI works impartially for the release of all
prisoners of conscience, fair and prompt trials for political
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.
in Pasadena, California
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.
For further information contact: email@example.com.
AI Group 22 Upcoming Events for November 2018
(Tuesday, November 6. Election Day. Please Vote!)
Friday, November 9, noon-1. Caltech Y Community & Advocacy Fair. San Pasqual Walk on the Caltech campus. Stevi and Wen will be staffing the Amnesty Group 22 table.
Saturday, November 17, 11 AM - 2 PM.
WRITE FOR RIGHTS at Dog Haus Biergarten,
93 E. Green St, Pasadena.
This year Amnesty International's world-wide letter writing campaign features 11 cases, all women. We can send solidarity cards to the human rights defenders themselves as well as writing to officials on their behalf.
to get more information, to take action as an individual writer, or to find the locations of other public Write For Rights events.
Write A Letter, Change A Life!
(Note that this special letter
writing event replaces our usual Group 22
Tuesday evening letter writing for
the month of November. There will be no meeting at Caltech Athenaeum on Tuesday Nov 13.)
Sunday, November 18, 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. (This month's selection is now available only as hard cover.) For November we are reading "The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition" by Linda Gordon. See our October newsletter for a review.
No Monthly Meeting on Thursday, November 22. Happy Thanksgiving!
Looking ahead to December, we expect to have Letter Writing on the second Tuesday, December 11, at 7:30 in the Caltech Athenaeum Rathskeller. Holiday Potluck and book group discussion will probably be on Sunday, December 16, at Joyce's house in Montrose. (The December book is a novel, "From a Low and Quiet Sea" by Irish author Donal Ryan.)
Current Group 22 Newsletter (text) (PDF)
Current AI Actions and Campaigns in which we are involved:
Past AI Actions and Campaigns in which we were involved:
- Prisoner of Conscience Gao Zhisheng. This case file was closed by Amnesty International in March 2015.
Group 22 concluded our 5 years of case work with a celebration marking his birthday April 20. (video)
- Prisoner of Conscience Estifanos Seyoum,
imprisoned in Eritrea in 2001. Reported to have died in detention in 2007.
- Prisoner of Conscience Brother
Nguyen Thien Phung (Huan),
imprisoned in Vietnam from 1987 to 2005.
Earth! Defending those who give the Earth a voice.
- The Coalition for
Civil Liberties, attempting to combat the excesses of the USA
PATRIOT act and other measures in the War on Terrorism.
- Ngawang Gyaltsen, a
Monk long imprisoned in China, who was released in 2004.
- Ngawang Pekar,
Monk released in 2003. Group 22 worked on his case for 7 years.
Arabia: A Secret State of Suffering
- The USA Campaign
Rights for All!
- Don't miss the results
of our survey of the Caltech community's attitude towards stun belts.
a project by AI Greater Los Angeles Area Development to celebrate the
anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human
- The colorful Prayer Flag Project
of the Drepung Printing Group, Tibet
Team, for local INS detention facilities
- Regional Action Network
the Former Soviet
Union (Western area)
- Action involving the Balkans
focussed on the "Arrest Now!" action, concerning indicted war-crimes
Other Human Rights Groups in the Pasadena Area
Please note that listing of a link to a non-AI site is not an
endorsement of its contents by Amnesty International.