Feb 2 – Amnesty International Monthly Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 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.

We will be continuing planning for the next year, with updates on our priority work and discussion of current events.

Directions and map to the University Friends Meeting House at:



Jan. 28 – Death Penalty Panel Discussion

Join Amnesty International UW on Thursday, January 28, 6:30 pm at Smith 205, UW for an engaging discussion panel on the death penalty. Is the death penalty cost effective? Does it really reduce crime rates? These questions will be explored along with many others. Come with your own questions, as there will be time for the audience to participate. SNACKS will be provided, and there will be a RAFFLE for a secret prize!



Katherine Beckett is a professor in the Law, Societies and Justice Program as well as the Sociology department. Her research interests include criminal law and punishment, incarceration, and race and ethnicity. Along with many other publications, in 2014 Beckett published a report on “The Role of Race in Washington State Capitol Sentencing, 1981-2012.”

Michael Iaria is an award winning criminal defense lawyer based out of Seattle. With over thirty years of experience, Iaria has been selected by his peers as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in the state. Iaria has worked on death penalty cases since 1989.

William Talbott is a UW Philosophy Professor and has field interests in human rights, moral philosophy, and philosophy of law. Among other books, he is the author of “Which Rights Should Be Universal?” At UW, Talbott teaches courses such as “Philosophy of Human Rights” and “History of Modern Political Philosophy”.

This event is organized by the student organization, UW Amnesty International.

Co-sponsored by
Law Societies and Justice
Philosophy Department
UW Center for Human Rights
Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Jackson School Student Association
University of Washington Pre-Law Society

Amnesty International UW


Annual Write-A-Thon

  • Chaco Canyon Cafe– December 6th

    4757 12th Ave NE (University Disrtict, corner of 50th & 12th, next to Walgreens), Seattle, WA (edit map)

  • We will be the group with all the writing materials
  • Every year Amnesty International has a Write-A-Thon. Across the world activists focus on 12 human right violation cases and write letters in support.

    We would love it if you all could join us for this event! Join to be a part of movement in which activists from all over the USA and beyond.

    All the materials will be provided. The only thing you need to bring is yourself.

    Did you join the group months ago and have never made it to an event? This is great event to start off with.  It is a laid back atmosphere where you can meet a wide range of people in the area.


October Meeting

We will be meeting tonight for our monthly meeting. It is at 6:30pm at University Friends Meeting Place(4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105). It is on a one-way street and can be a little hard to get to so leave some extra time when you come. We will be talking about how to stay active in advocacy for the long term as well as hearing from Debra Moyer.


Lobby Days

We will be participating in a Lobby Delegation with AIUSA. This will probably happen in mid-October or late-November. This is a great time to voice your concern on issues and be a part of the democratic system The issues this time are respectively police violence, study on solitary confinement in criminal justice system, and weapons sale to Bahrain. More details to come.

You can always join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 6th at 6:30 pm to learn more. We meet at the University Friends Meeting Place. They have a parking lot but can only be accessed from a one way street, so it can be a little tricky.


Recap of September Meeting

It was great to see everyone Tuesday night for the meeting.


If you missed the meeting here is a quick recap.

At the start we signed three different letters.  We then moved on to the discussion surrounding Amnesty’s new policy regarding prostitution.

If you are interested in Amnesty or joining the local Seattle group, you can attend a meeting to learn more.  We meet the first Tuesday of the month at University Friends Meeting Place from 6:30-8:30. We always love to meet new people!


September 1st

We are going to be having our monthly meeting Tuesday, 1st at 6:30. We will be in the library of the University Friends Meeting room. This meeting is open to current and new members, as well as those looking to become involved in the Amnesty group. We would love to see you there!


Picnic at Greenlake Aug. 7! (no Aug. meeting)

No August meeting, instead join us for our picnic on Friday, August 7 from 6 pm to sundown on the west side of Greenlake Park, south of the Bathhouse Theater (look for the Amnesty International banner).

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.

Bring a treat to share.



RSVP on Facebook if you like at https://www.facebook.com/events/143759722624010/


July 7 – Amnesty International Meeting – Picnic Planning & More!

Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, July 7, 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.

Picnic planning for later this summer will be one item on the agenda!

Directions and map to the University Friends Meeting House at:


New attempt at directions that don’t get people lost:

University Friends Meeting House is the building north of AFSC, which I had mistakenly been giving directions to. AFSC (American Friends Service Committee) is kind of dark and deserted at night (though it will still be light at 6:30 now that it’s getting near summer). There’s a courtyard around the U shaped upper building. Actually entering on the right side of the inner part of the U is best (which is near the big meeting room, in use by Friends on Tuesdays). Turn left and walk to the end of the hall for the library space where AI is meeting.


See Us at the Fremont Fair!

We’ll be having our annual booth at the Fremont Solstice Fair this weekend (Sat. June 20 & Sun. June 21). Stop by and sign out petitions!

Fremont Fair Visitors

Fremont Fair Visitors

We’re booth B40 on 34th St. Our allies at the Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (WCADP) will once again be joining us.