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Prisoner of Conscience
Rights Readers: Human Rights
Book Discussion Blog (2005-2015)
Book Group Archive 1999-2008
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
2005 and 2008. See our Facebook page (see sidebar) for pix of our 2011 entry.
Welcome to Amnesty International Group 22
Group 22 is one of many local affiliates of Amnesty
International USA, which in turn is the United States national
of the worldwide Amnesty
movement. Founded in 1961, AI works impartially for the release of all
prisoners of conscience, fair and prompt trials for political
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.
in Pasadena, California
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: email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
Current AI Actions and Campaigns in which we are involved:
Past AI Actions and Campaigns in which we were involved:
- Prisoner of Conscience Gao Zhisheng.
This case file was closed by Amnesty International in March 2015.
(But see above!)
Group 22 concluded our 5 years of case work with a celebration marking his birthday April 20. (video)
- Prisoner of Conscience Estifanos Seyoum,
imprisoned in Eritrea in 2001. Reported to have died in detention in 2007.
- Prisoner of Conscience Brother
Nguyen Thien Phung (Huan),
imprisoned in Vietnam from 1987 to 2005.
Earth! Defending those who give the Earth a voice.
- The Coalition for
Civil Liberties, attempting to combat the excesses of the USA
PATRIOT act and other measures in the War on Terrorism.
- Ngawang Gyaltsen, a
Monk long imprisoned in China, who was released in 2004.
- Ngawang Pekar,
Monk released in 2003. Group 22 worked on his case for 7 years.
Arabia: A Secret State of Suffering
- The USA Campaign
Rights for All!
- Don't miss the results
of our survey of the Caltech community's attitude towards stun belts.
a project by AI Greater Los Angeles Area Development to celebrate the
anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human
- The colorful Prayer Flag Project
of the Drepung Printing Group, Tibet
Team, for local INS detention facilities
- Regional Action Network
the Former Soviet
Union (Western area)
- Action involving the Balkans
focussed on the "Arrest Now!" action, concerning indicted war-crimes
Other Human Rights Groups in the Pasadena Area
Please note that listing of a link to a non-AI site is not an
endorsement of its contents by Amnesty International.