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Prisoner of Conscience
Gao Zhisheng

Rights Readers: Human Rights Book Discussion Group

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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 May 2015

[AIUSA Special Event] May 1-10, 3741 S. La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90016
MANIFEST:JUSTICE is a large-scale pop-up art exhibition, event series and community-convening designed to engage artists, empower organizers and inspire activists in a creative environment. See

Tuesday, May 12, 7:30 PM. Letter-writing Meeting (2nd Tuesday of every 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. Please join us to write actions on human-rights violations around the world. We also spend some time just talking about whatever we feel like. This informal gathering is a great way for newcomers to get acquainted with Amnesty!

Sunday, May 17, 6:30 PM. Human Rights Book Discussion Group (usually 3rd Sunday of every 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 May we are reading a non-fiction book, "Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground" by Emily Parker. The author writes about politically dissident bloggers in China, Cuba and Russia. See our current newsletter for a review.

Thursday, May 28, 8:00 PM (NOTE NEW TIME). Monthly Meeting (usually 4th Thursday of every 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 Gary Moody, president of the Pasadena chapter of the NAACP, will join us at our monthly meeting. He will discuss the social justice activities this local chapter is engaged in. Everyone is welcome. Tasty snacks will be served.

Current Group 22 Newsletter (PDF form)
Past Newsletters

Current AI Actions and Campaigns in which we are 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) (photo)
  • The campaign to abolish the death penalty
  • Just Earth! Defending those who give the Earth a voice.  

Past AI Actions and Campaigns in which we were involved:

Related Information

Other Human Rights Groups in the Pasadena Area

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