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 is 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.

For further information contact:

AI Group 22 Upcoming Events for late January and February 2017

Saturday, January 21, Women's March Los Angeles. Event starts at 9:00 AM in Pershing Square for 10 AM march to City Hall. (Some Group 22 members plan to meet at 8:30 by the Starbucks in Union Station and then take the Red/Purple Line to Pershing Square.)
Organizers say the event is open to "everyone who stands for human rights, civil liberties, tolerance of diversity, and compassion for our shared humanity."

Thursday, January 26, 7:30 PM. Monthly Meeting (usually 4th Thursday of the month). We meet at the Caltech Y (505 South Wilson Ave). This is just south of the corner with San Pasqual, see map. Signs will be posted. Special guest Mhairi Morrison will tell us about her visit to a refugee camp in Algeria. We will be planning our activities for the coming months. Refreshments provided.

Tuesday, February 14, 7:30 PM. Letter-writing Meeting (usually 2nd Tuesday of the month). We will meet in the Rathskeller of the Caltech Athenaeum (NW corner of Hill and California, in Pasadena -- see map in the sidebar). The Rathskeller is in the Athenaeum basement; take the stairs to the right of the main entrance. Look for the table with the Amnesty sign. We will write actions for human rights violations around the world and also for Narges Mohammadi, our adopted prisoner of conscience in Iran. This informal gathering is a great way for newcomers to get acquainted with Amnesty!

Sunday, February 19, 6:30 PM. Human Rights Book Discussion Group (usually 3rd Sunday of the month). Vroman's Bookstore, 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 February we are reading a non-fiction book, "Three Minutes in Poland: Discovering a Lost World in a 1938 Family Film", by Glenn Kurtz. A review will be included in our next newsletter (available in late January).

Thursday, February 23, 7:30 PM. Monthly Meeting at Caltech Y (505 South Wilson Ave).

SAVE THE DATE: March 10-12, Amnesty International USA Annual General Meeting, Albuquerque, NM.

Current Group 22 Newsletter (text) (PDF)
Past Newsletters

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Past AI Actions and Campaigns in which we were involved:

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