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Remembering Tiananmen


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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 February 2020

Tuesday, February 11, 7:30 - 9:00 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 to address human rights violations around the world. We will also write letters for our adopted Prisoners of Conscience: missing human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng and imprisoned Iranian human rights defender Narges Mohammadi. This informal gathering is a great way for newcomers to get acquainted with Amnesty!

Sunday, February 16, 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 February we chose "The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria" by Alia Malek. See the review in our January newsletter.

Thursday, February 27, 7:30-9 PM. Monthly Meeting. Caltech Y, 505 S. Wilson Ave., Pasadena. Our guest speaker will be Norit Admasu from African Communities Public Health Coalition (ACPHC). Visit https://africancoalition.org to learn about this organization. ACPHC strives "to provide the culturally-relevant mental health and immigration services, education, and advocacy our [African] communities deserve."

SAVE THE DATE: AIUSA Annual Meeting, March 6-8, San Diego, at Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines. Information is available here. Online registration ends Feb. 24. Draft versions of the agenda, program, and speaker biographies are available now. Four Group 22 members indicated that they plan to attend.


Current Group 22 Newsletter (text) (PDF)
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