Group 22

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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.

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AI Group 22 Upcoming Events

December Special Events:

Saturday, December 6, 10 AM - 4 PM. WRITE FOR RIGHTS. Zephyr Cafe, 2419 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena 91107, phone 626-793-7330. Group 22 is participating in Amnesty International's annual global campaign to write for human rights. Join us to send cards of support and write letters for Amnesty's 10 featured cases, and enjoy a delicious snack or lunch at Zephyr Cafe. (This replaces our normal December letter-writing session on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.)

Sunday, December 14, 6:30 PM. Holiday Potluck and Human Rights Book Discussion. Vroman's does not host book groups during December, so we traditionally meet at a private home and have a holiday potluck. This year we will meet at Joyce's house in Montrose. Please RSVP to for directions, or phone 818-354-7361. For December we are reading the short novel "Visitation" by German author Jenny Erpenbeck. 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.

In January we'll resume our regular schedule of letter-writing on the second Tuesday, book group on the third Sunday, and monthly meeting on the fourth Thursday. Happy Holidays!

Current Group 22 Newsletter (PDF form)
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