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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 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.

For further information contact: aigp22@caltech.edu



AI Group 22 Upcoming Events for July-August 2019

NOTE: The next Thursday monthly meeting is planned for the fourth Thursday in September. We are taking a summer break from Thursday monthly meetings during June, July, and August. (Letter-writing and book group meetings will continue as usual through the summer.)

[non-Amnesty] June 27. True Justice: Bryan Stevenson's Fight for Equality, HBO's documentary about Bryan Stevenson and the work of Equal Justice Initiative, will be available free of charge without a subscription for 30 days starting on June 27 here on the HBO website..

Tuesday, July 9, 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, July 21, 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 July we are reading something a little different, "The Songs of Trees: Stories from Nature's Great Connectors" by David George Haskell. See the review in our June newsletter. You can also visit the author's website.

Tuesday, August 13, 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, August 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. For August we are reading a mystery set in Taiwan, "Ghost Month" by Ed Lin. There will be a review in our July newsletter.


Current Group 22 Newsletter (text) (PDF)
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