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Prisoner of Conscience
Narges Mohammadi

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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


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 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: aigp22@caltech.edu



AI Group 22 Events for March 2021 are virtual online events.

Tuesday, March 9, 7:30-9 pm. Zoom Letter-writing.
Contact aigp22@caltech.edu if you are interested in our Zoom letter-writing session.
You can still write letters on your own: go to https://www.amnestyusa.org/take-action/urgent-action-network/.
Check the Amnesty USA home page for online actions and updates on current human rights issues such as police violence.
Current Urgent Actions selected for Group 22 Letter Writing

March 12-14, Amnesty USA Virtual Annual General Meeting.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MARCH 10.

Amnesty International celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2021.
Agenda and Registration at https://www.amnestyusa.org/agm/

Sunday, March 21, 6:30 pm. Human Rights Book Discussion on Zoom.
Our March selection is "A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century" by Jason DeParle.
When Jason DeParle moved in with Tita Comodas and her family in the Manila slums thirty years ago, he didn't expect to make lifelong friends. Nor did he expect to spend decades reporting on Tita, her husband, siblings, and children, as they came to embody the stunning rise of global migration. In his new book, DeParle paints an intimate portrait of an unforgettable family across three generations that dramatizes how the international movement of labor has reordered economics, politics, and culture across the world.

If you are interested in the book discussion, please contact aigp22@caltech.edu in order to receive an invitation to the Zoom session.


Updates and Newsletters
Latest news update was sent November 26. Update_11-26-2020.pdf
Other updates were sent September 30, August 31, July 29, June 25, and May 9.
Update_09-30-2020.pdf.
Update_08-31-2020.pdf.
Update_07-29-2020.pdf.
Update_06-25-2020.txt
Update_05-09-2020.txt.
The most recent newsletter was March 2020 (pdf)
Past Newsletters


Current AI Actions and Campaigns in which we are involved:

  • Prisoner of Conscience in Iran Narges Mohammadi.
    Narges was released from prison on 8 October 2020!
    Group 22 began to work on her case in September 2015. See our Facebook album of our 2016 rally for Narges on April 21 (her birthday).
  • Prisoner of Conscience in China Gao Zhisheng. Amnesty reopened the case file for human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who has been missing since August 2017, and Group 22 resumed our work for him.
  • The campaign to abolish the death penalty
  • The campaign for Security with Human Rights.  
  • Human Rights in China.  

Past AI Actions and Campaigns in which we were involved:


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Other Human Rights Groups in the Pasadena Area

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