Group 22

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Prisoner of Conscience
Narges Mohammadi

Rights Readers: Human Rights Book Discussion Group

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 is 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 Upcoming Events for June 2016

Wednesday, June 1, all day. Tweet for Narges Mohammadi. Alexi is coordinating a Twitter campaign to protest the 16-year prison sentences imposed on Narges by the Iranian court. Visit Contact for more information and Twitter tips.

Saturday, June 4, 8 pm - 10 pm. Candlelight Vigil marking 27th Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre. Consulate of the Peoples Republic of China, 434 Shatto Place, Los Angeles. Join the Visual Artists Guild, Amnesty, and other groups working for human rights in China.

Tuesday, June 14, 7:30 PM. Letter-writing Meeting (usually 2nd Tuesday of the month). In summer we meet at the "Rath al Fresco" of the Caltech Athenaeum, NW corner of Hill and California, in Pasadena -- see map in the sidebar. This is on the lawn behind the building. Look for the table with the Amnesty sign. We will write actions for human rights violations around the world and for our adopted Prisoner of Conscience in Iran, Narges Mohammadi. This informal gathering is a great way for newcomers to get acquainted with Amnesty!

Sunday, June 19, 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 June we are reading a novel by influential young Brazilian author Daniel Galera, "Blood-Drenched Beard." See our current newsletter for the Kirkus review: "An elegant, literate and literary mystery of appearances and disappearances."

Thursday, June 23, 8:00 PM. Monthly Meeting (usually 4th Thursday of the month). We meet at the Caltech Y (505 South Wilson Ave). This is just south of the corner with San Pasqual, see map. Signs will be posted. We will have a special guest, Amnesty USA staff member Tracey Kardash. Please join us! Refreshments provided. (Note: no Thursday monthly meetings in July or August. We'll resume in September after our summer break.)

Current Group 22 Newsletter (text) (PDF)
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