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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 late March and April 2018

Thursday, March 22, 7:30 - 9:00 PM. Monthly Meeting at Caltech Y (505 South Wilson Ave). This month we plan on mapping out events - speakers, videos from Amnesty USA, topics for discussion - that we can have for each monthly meeting in the future.

Saturday, March 24. March For Our Lives, downtown Los Angeles. Amnesty USA has endorsed these marches. General info on the Los Angeles march at

[non-Amnesty] Monday, April 9, 7:30 PM at the Los Angeles Central Library. The Aloud Speaker series features a conversation with Albert Woodfox, who served 43 years in solitary confinement in Louisiana State Prison. He was one of Amnesty's 2015 Write For Rights cases. More info at

Tuesday, April 10, 7:30 PM. Letter-writing Meeting (usually 2nd Tuesday of the month). We will meet in the Rathskeller of the Caltech Athenaeum (NW corner of Hill and California, in Pasadena -- see map in the sidebar). The Rathskeller is in the Athenaeum basement; take the stairs to the right of the main entrance. 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 (her birthday is April 21). This informal gathering is a great way for newcomers to get acquainted with Amnesty.

Sunday, April 15, 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 April we are reading "Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women's Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics " by Marjorie J. Spruill. See our March newsletter for a review.
Unfortunately, publication of the paperback has been delayed and it is only available in hardcover. There are 3 copies at Pasadena Library and 10 in the LA County Library system.

Save the Date! April 28, Amnesty International's Southern California State Meeting in downtown Los Angeles. Get more info and register at international-southern-ca-state-meeting-tickets- 43494150174.

Current Group 22 Newsletter (text) (PDF)
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