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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 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: aigp22@caltech.edu



AI Group 22 Upcoming Events for July 2015

Tuesday, July 14, 7:30 PM. Letter-writing Meeting (2nd Tuesday of every month). In summer we meet at the "Rath al Fresco" of the Caltech Athenaeum, NW corner of Hill and California, in Pasadena -- see map in the sidebar. This is on the lawn behind the building. 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, July 19, 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 July we are reading "The Republic of Amnesia: Tiananmen Revisited" by Louisa Lim. The author describes how China has attempted to erase the events of June 4, 1989, from its history, but some participants do remember. See our current newsletter for a review.

[SUMMER BREAK: No Monthly Meeting Thursday July 23 or Thursday Aug 27.]


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:


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