Group 22

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Newsletter (text) (PDF)

Prisoner of Conscience
Narges Mohammadi

Rights Readers: Human Rights Book Discussion Blog (2005-2015)

Book Group Archive 1999-2008

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 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.

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AI Group 22 Upcoming Events for November 2018

(Tuesday, November 6. Election Day. Please Vote!)

Friday, November 9, noon-1. Caltech Y Community & Advocacy Fair. San Pasqual Walk on the Caltech campus. Stevi and Wen will be staffing the Amnesty Group 22 table.

Saturday, November 17, 11 AM - 2 PM. WRITE FOR RIGHTS at Dog Haus Biergarten, 93 E. Green St, Pasadena.
This year Amnesty International's world-wide letter writing campaign features 11 cases, all women. We can send solidarity cards to the human rights defenders themselves as well as writing to officials on their behalf.
Visit to get more information, to take action as an individual writer, or to find the locations of other public Write For Rights events.
Write A Letter, Change A Life!
(Note that this special letter writing event replaces our usual Group 22 Tuesday evening letter writing for the month of November. There will be no meeting at Caltech Athenaeum on Tuesday Nov 13.)

Sunday, November 18, 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. (This month's selection is now available only as hard cover.) For November we are reading "The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition" by Linda Gordon. See our October newsletter for a review.

No Monthly Meeting on Thursday, November 22. Happy Thanksgiving!

Looking ahead to December, we expect to have Letter Writing on the second Tuesday, December 11, at 7:30 in the Caltech Athenaeum Rathskeller. Holiday Potluck and book group discussion will probably be on Sunday, December 16, at Joyce's house in Montrose. (The December book is a novel, "From a Low and Quiet Sea" by Irish author Donal Ryan.)

Current Group 22 Newsletter (text) (PDF)
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