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.

For further information contact:

AI Group 22 Events for May 2020 are all CANCELLED!
But see below for Amnesty USA Virtual AGM series April 20 - May 28.

NEW! Current Urgent Actions selected for Group 22 Letter Writing
Tuesday, May 12, would have been our regular Letter-writing meeting.
You can still write letters on your own: go to
Check the Amnesty USA home page for online actions and updates on coronavirus and human rights.

Sunday, May 17, would have been our regular Human Rights Book Group meeting. Vroman's has cancelled all of their book group meetings. (They may reopen shortly for curbside pickups only.)
Our selection for May was "The Remainder", a novel by an author from Chile, Alia Trabucco Zeran. If you are interested in discussing this book, please contact

NEW! April 20 - May 28. Join Amnesty USA for 2020 Virtual AGM, a 6-week series of workshops about pressing human rights issues.
Registration is free!
Recordings of most of the presentations are available to watch.
There are three sessions per week, usually Mon, Wed, Thurs at 5pm or 4pm Pacific Time.
Here is an example:
Monday, May 11th | 8:00PM EST
The Climate Crisis and Human Survival: What Can We Do?
Speakers: Alejandro Del Pino & Vibha Venkatesha
Here is the complete program with descriptions of all the workshops and speaker biographies.

Current Group 22 Newsletter (text) (PDF)
Past Newsletters

Current AI Actions and Campaigns in which we are involved:

Past AI Actions and Campaigns in which we were involved:

Related Information

Other Human Rights Groups in the Pasadena Area

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