Group 22

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Newsletter (text) (PDF)

Prisoner of Conscience
Narges Mohammadi

Prisoner of Conscience
Gao Zhisheng

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.
See below. Regular meetings are cancelled during Covid pandemic.

For further information contact:

AI Group 22 Events for September 2020 are virtual online events.

Current Urgent Actions selected for Group 22 Letter Writing
Tuesday, September 8, 7:30-9 pm. Zoom Letter-writing.
Contact if you are interested in our Zoom letter-writing session.
You can still write letters on your own: go to
Check the Amnesty USA home page for online actions and updates on current human rights issues such as police violence.

Sunday, September 20, 6:30 pm. Human Rights Book Discussion on Zoom.
(Vroman's has cancelled all of their in-store book group meetings.)
For September we selected "Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland" by Patrick Radden Keefe.
Here's the Kirkus review.
There's a very interesting interview with the author on LA Review of Books, 4/21/2019.
If you are interested in the book discussion, please contact in order to receive an invitation to the Zoom session.

Newsletters and Updates
Latest news update was sent August 31. Update_08-31-2020.pdf.

Other updates were sent July 29, June 25, and May 9.
The most recent newsletter was March 2020 (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

Please note that listing of a link to a non-AI site is not an endorsement of its contents by Amnesty International.

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