Seattle Writes for Rights

On December 10th 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document setting out the basic rights due to all persons everywhere. Each year about this time, Amnesty International celebrates the anniversary with a world-wide letter writing campaign highlighting a dozen cases representative of the kind of work we do all year long. This year’s cases are listed below.

In Seattle, we will be meeting at Chaco Canyon Cafe in the University District on Sunday December 4th, from 3:00 – 5:00PM. 4757 12th Ave NE, intersection of NE 50th St.  and 12th Ave NE.

Please join us, in person or online, in taking a stance against  injustice everywhere.

http://write.amnestyusa.org/cases/

Locations

America: Leonard Peltier (Native American activist)

America: Edward Snowden (internet activist)

Azerbaijian: Bayram & Giyas (political graffiti)

Cameroon: Fomusoh Ivo Feh (jailed for texting)

Canada: Peace River community (indigenous land rights)

China: Ilham Tohti (advocate for ethnic tolerance)

Egypt: Shawkan (journalist)

Indonesia: Johan Teterissa (flag waving)

Iran: Zeynab Jalalian (Kurdish activist)

Malawi: Annie Alfred (Albino body part harvesting)

Peru: Máxima Acuña (farmer’s land rights)

Turkey: Eren Keskin (human rights lawyer)universal-declaration-of-human-rights_53305bf3af41b_w540-png

November Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 1st, at the library at the University Friends Meeting House (4001 9th Avenue NE) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. First half hour is letter writing and socializing. Meeting starts at 7 pm.

This month we’ll be recapping this weekends annual Western Regional Conference in LA and the Write-a-Thon in early December. Don’t miss it!

October Monthly Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 4th, at the library at the University Friends Meeting House (4001 9th Avenue NE) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. First half hour is letter writing and socializing. Meeting starts at 7 pm.
This month we’ll be discussing the annual Western Regional Conference in LA and the Write-a-Thon in early December. Don’t miss it!

September Monthly Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 6th, at the library at the University Friends Meeting House (4001 9th Avenue NE) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. First half hour is letter writing and socializing. Meeting starts at 7 pm.

This month we’ll be discussing upcoming fall events like the Annual Western Regional Conference in LA in October and the Write-a-Thon in early December. Don’t miss it!

Central Area Community Festival Information Table

Do you think black lives matter? Are you tired of the never ending cycle of gun violence/denial/inaction? Think America should stop being the world’s largest arms dealer?

Then stop by Garfield Community Center this Saturday between 11:00-5:00. Amnesty International will have an info table at the Central Area Community Festival where you can sign petitions about these issues and more. We’ll be indoors so you won’t have to stand in the hot sun.

And afterward you can enjoy great food and maybe even dance a little bit.

Garfield Community Center. 2323 E Cherry St2016 CACF Poster

No Monthly Meeting in August

We will be taking our usual August break from Monthly Meetings. We hope to see you in September.

Watch for announcements regarding our information table at the Central Area Community Festival on Saturday August 20th. Come meet us, ask questions, sign petitions, all while listening to great music and eating great food.

July Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 5th, at the library at the University Friends Meeting House (4001 9th Avenue NE) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  First half hour is letter writing and socializing. Meeting starts at 7 pm.

This month we will be discussing plans for our Annual Human Rights Picnic on July 8th, where activists from several organizations have a chance to socialize and discuss current and planned activities.  Also, discussion about our information table at the Central Area Community Festival on August 20th , death penalty update, and more.

We hope to see you on Tuesday!

Directions and map to the University Friends Meeting House at:

http://www.scn.org/friends/meetinghouse.html

3rd Annual Human Rights Picnic

3rd Annual Human Rights Potluck Picnic ☀️
Friday, July 8th, 6:00PM til sundown. Bring a treat to share.
West side of Greenlake Park, South of the Bathhouse Theater.
Come meet members of local Human Rights Organizations, find out what’s planned for Fall, all while eating good food, playing games, and breathing fresh air.

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June Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 7th, at the library at the University Friends Meeting House (4001 9th Avenue NE) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  First half hour is letter writing and socializing. Meeting starts at 7 pm.

This month we will be discussing plans for our annual Human Rights Picnic in July, where activists from several organizations have a chance to socialize and discuss current and planned activities. Time and location will be decided on Tuesday. Also, activism for a prisonor in Kyrgyzstan, death penalty update, and more.

And, here’s an advanced notice that AIGroup4 will be staffing an information table at the Central Area Community Festival on August 20th. Details to be posted later.

 

We hope to see you on Tuesday!

 

Directions and map to the University Friends Meeting House at:

http://www.scn.org/friends/meetinghouse.html