Seattle Writes For Rights

Saturday, December 7th, 11:00AM – 1:00PM at Seattle Public Library Fremont Branch

Each year Amnesty International celebrates the anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights by highlighting 10 cases around the world representative of our larger work. This year’s cases focuses on young activists, those who are targeted for attempting to be involved in deciding their own futures. Come join us a we demand justice for these activists in peril.

https://www.spl.org/hours-and-locations/fremont-branch

https://write.amnestyusa.org/

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AIUSA Western Regional Conference

This Saturday & Sunday, November 9th & 10th, Seattle will host the Western Regional Conference at University of Washington Alder Hall. This two-day event will feature education sessions on such diverse subjects as:

*Immigration Reform

*Gun Safety

*Surveillance technology

*Climate Change

*and much, much more

Plus a special guest speaker, former Tibetan Prisoner of Conscience Dhondup Wangchen

More information and a Registration link can be found here: https://www.amnestyusa.org/take-action/events/2019-regional-conferences/amnesty-international-2019-western-regional-conference-seattle-washington/

We hope to see you there!

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September Meetings

September is when Banned Books Week occurs. So this month we will be focusing actions on imprisoned or threatened journalists, bloggers, and authors.
Also, discussion on Palestine, death penalty, and upcoming events.
Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, September 3rd, at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM. We’d love to meet you.   For a map and street view go to: https://goo.gl/maps/ZjhAes5zWgE2

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2019 Amnesty International Group 4 Summer Picnic

When: This Saturday, August 10th. 2:00 – 6:00

Where: Green Lake Park, west side

What: Our annual informal get-together.

Why: A chance to relax with informal discussion, get to know one another a little better, and of course, eat!

Who: You, perhaps?

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July Meeting

Come to our next meeting on Tuesday, July 2nd, at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM. We’d love to see you.   For a map and street view go to: https://goo.gl/maps/ZjhAes5zWgE2

On this month’s Agenda:

1) Special guest speaker from Angola

2) Discussion regarding our response from the Mexican Fiscal General’s office regarding José Adrian

3) Summer/Fall planning

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May Meeting

Come to our next meeting on Tuesday, May 7th, at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM. We’d love to meet you.   For a map and street view go to: https://goo.gl/maps/ZjhAes5zWgE2

On this month’s Agenda:

1) Report back about our information table at El Centro de la Raza last Saturday.

2) News about our adopted case, José Adrian.

3) Death Penalty: next steps.

4) Early summer planning.

Plus petitions for Leonard Peltier and indigenous communities in Columbia.

We hope to see you there!

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AI Group 4 at El Centro de la Raza Saturday May 4th

Come to El Centro de la Raza on Saturday and stop by the Amnesty International table and sign petitions, get information, pick up some stickers, or just chat about what’s wrong with the world.
Then enjoy the wonderful food, crafts, music, dancing, and costumes of the Celebration.
Solidarity! Details here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/276268033039903/

https://www.facebook.com/events/276268033039903/
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April Meeting

This month our meeting will be largely devoted to our work for our adopted case, José Adrian. Also discussion regarding our information table at El Centro de la Raza’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration, and updates about changes in Leadership in Amnesty International Puget Sound (AIPS), our coordinating committee. Plus death penalty report back and a financial proposal from our group Treasurer.

Please do join us if you can.

Tuesday, April 2nd , at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM. We’d love to meet you.   For a map and street view go to: https://goo.gl/maps/ZjhAes5zWgE2

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March Meeting, with special focus on Women’s Rights

Please join us for our March Meeting on Tuesday, March 5th.

This month we will observe International Women’s Day with petitions and postcards regarding women’s rights the world over. Also:

* Report on the Annual General Meeting happening this weekend in Chicago

* Update on WA state legislative efforts to block the return of the death penalty

* Discussion of an upcoming tabling event

*More on our adopted case José Adrian

 

University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM. We’d love to meet you.   For a map and street view go to:  https://goo.gl/maps/ZjhAes5zWgE2

 

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February Meeting

Help us celebrate Lunar New Year by working for social justice the world over. We will be discussing our plans for 2019 and would love to include you in them!

Tuesday, February 5th , at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM. We’d love to meet you.   For a map and street view go to:  https://goo.gl/maps/ZjhAes5zWgE2

Majid Tavakkoli

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