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Prisoner of Conscience
Rights Readers: Human Rights
Book Discussion Group
Book Group Archive
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 is 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AI Group 22 Upcoming Events
Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:30 PM. Monthly Meeting.
(Normally the 4th Thursday of every month, moved up a week for Thanksgiving.)
We meet at the Caltech Y (505 South Wilson Ave).
This is just south of the corner with San Pasqual, see map. Signs will
We will be planning our activities for the coming months.
Please join us!
Sunday, Dec. 15, 6:30 PM. Human Rights Book Discussion Group.
(3rd Sunday of every month.)
This month we discuss "Beautiful Souls: The Courage and Conscience of Ordinary
People in Extraordinary Times" by Eyal Press.
In December Vroman's Bookstore, our usual meeting place, throws out their
book groups due to the holiday shopping traffic, so we will meet at a
private residence: 187 South Catalina Ave., Unit 2, Pasadena.
(Light refreshments will be served, feel free to bring a snack if you like.)
Call 626-795-1785 or email the address above for more information.
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.
Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 AM - 4 PM. Global Human-Rights
Write-a-Thon in Zephyr Cafe', 2419 E.Colorado Blvd, Pasadena 91107.
This is part of a global effort by Amnesty International
to commemorate Human Rights Day (10 Dec). Please join us to write cards
to victims of human-rights abuses all over the world, but also to engage
in friendly conversation and enjoy the delicious food at Zephyr Cafe'.
(This replaces our normal December letter-writing session on the 2nd Tuesday of
Current Group 22 Newsletter (PDF form)
Current AI Actions and Campaigns in which we are involved:
Past AI Actions and Campaigns in which we were involved:
- Prisoner of Conscience Estifanos Seyoum,
imprisoned in Eritrea since 2001.
- Prisoner of Conscience Brother
Nguyen Thien Phung (Huan),
imprisoned in Vietnam from 1987 to 2005.
- 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 recently released.
- 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.