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Narges Mohammadi

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Tibetan Prayer Flag Project

Remembering Tiananmen


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 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 September 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 7:30 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 actions for human rights violations around the world and also for Narges Mohammadi, our adopted prisoner of conscience in Iran. This informal gathering is a great way for newcomers to get acquainted with Amnesty.

Friday, September 14. Amnesty Group 22 co-sponsors showing of Letter From Masanjia at the Laemmle Playhouse 7 in Pasadena. In this award-winning documentary, an SOS note from a Chinese political prisoner is found in a box of Halloween decorations and inspires efforts to expose human rights violations in China. There will be a Q&A with the director at the Friday 7:30 showing. Check the Laemmle website to confirm other showtimes September 14-20.

Sunday, September 16, 6:30 PM. Human Rights Book Discussion Group (usually 3rd Sunday of the 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 September we are reading "Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World" by Suzy Hansen. See our August newsletter for a review.

Thursday, September 27, 7:30 - 9:00 PM. Monthly Meeting at Caltech Y (505 South Wilson Ave). Agenda information will be will be announced when available.


Current Group 22 Newsletter (text) (PDF)
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