07/24
2015

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.

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

07/06
2015

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:

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

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.

06/19
2015

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.

06/03
2015

June 4 – AI Speaker at Tiananmen Anniversary Event

Seattle’s Tiananmen Square Massacre and Memorial Service and Celebration of the One Year Anniversary of Tiananmen Democracy University will take place on Thursday, June 4, 6:30 pm in Smith Hall Room 205 at the University of Washington. AI Group 4’s Laura Nuechterlein will talk about Amnesty International’s concerns in China as one of their featured speakers.

Tiananmen Square 1989

Tiananmen Square 1989

05/31
2015

June 2 – Amnesty International Monthly Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 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 have petitions and craft actions for the 43 missing students in Mexico and discuss upcoming events including a Tiananmen Square memorial featuring an Amnesty speaker on June 4 (details soon) and our annual booth at the Fremont Fair.

Directions and map to the University Friends Meeting House at:

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

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.

05/04
2015

Tues. May 5 – Amnesty International Monthly Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 5, 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.

In honor of World Press Freedom Day (which was May 3) we will be writing on cases of journalists and blogger. We will also be discussing upcoming events, including the May 9 AI Washington State Meeting (see previous post for details).

Read the Report Action(s): 

If the Justice Department won’t read the full Senate Torture Report, we’ll send it to them a page at a time – via your choice of mail, e-mail, Facebook or Twitter:

http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/issues/torture/read-the-report

Also by YouTube:

http://blog.amnestyusa.org/us/if-the-justice-department-wont-read-the-torture-report-you-can-read-it-to-them/

Directions and map to the University Friends Meeting House at:

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

 

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.

04/17
2015

Sat. May 9 – Statewide Amnesty International Meeting

Join us Saturday, May 9 from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm at the Ethnic and Cultural Center (3931 Brooklyn Ave. NE) at University of Washington‘s Seattle Campus for Amnesty International’s 4th Statewide Meeting, where we hope to connect local and student AI activists and kick of collaborations with other human rights groups!

2015StatewideMeeting

Registration is free and open from now to May 2 at this link.

Further details as we get closer!

Questions or comments? We’d love to hear from you. Contact Larry Ebersole, AIUSA Area Coordinator for Washington State: wordheath@gmail.com

04/05
2015

Tues. April 7 – Amnesty International Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 7, at the library at the AFSC in the U District (814 NE 40th St.) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  First half hour is letter writing and socializing. Meeting starts at 7 pm.

Agenda still in the works.  In addition to letters and/or petitions, we have another Amnesty photo action for anyone who wants to take part to #BringBackOurGirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria: http://bringbackourgirls.tumblr.com/

Upcoming events include plans for a statewide Amnesty International conference on Sat. May 9, information tables at the Fri. April 10 Exs With Benefits CD release concert at The Piranha Shop and possibly El Centro de la Raza‘s Cinco de Mayo event on Sat. May 2.

Further information on AFSC (American Friends Service Committee, including map: http://www.afsc.org/office/seattle-wa

For a larger map and street view go to:  https://goo.gl/maps/2Itvm

Best entrance on the left side of the courtyard off 9th Street (represented as a square in the upper building on the maps). AFSC staff will point you in the direction of the library just down the hall. Larger meeting room on the right hand side is in use by AFSC at the same time.

Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, March 3, at the library at the AFSC in the U District (814 NE 40th St.) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  First half hour is letter writing and socializing. Meeting starts at 7 pm.

Further details coming. In addition to our usual letter writing, one of our actions will be photos for the “Open to Syria” Tumblr actionhttp://opentosyria.tumblr.com/

Further information on AFSC (American Friends Service Committee, including map: http://www.afsc.org/office/seattle-wa

For a larger map and street view go to:  https://goo.gl/maps/2Itvm

Best entrance on the left side of the courtyard off 9th Street (represented as a square in the upper building on the maps). AFSC staff will point you in the direction of the library just down the hall. Larger meeting room on the right hand side is in use by AFSC at the same time.

Join us for our monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 3, at the library at the AFSC in the U District (814 NE 40th St.) from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.  First half hour is letter writing and socializing. Meeting starts at 7 pm.

Actions will include calling for the freedom of Raif Badawi, sentenced to 1000 lashes in Saudi Arabia. Topics for future planning include the possibility of showing a movie in our adapted Syrian Prisoner of Conscience, citizen journalist Ali Mahmoud Othman, who “disappeared” in March 2012; ending US torture and AIUSA’s January/February core actions:

http://www.amnestyusa.org/pdfs/CoreActionJanuary2015.pdf

Further information on AFSC (American Friends Service Committee, including map: http://www.afsc.org/office/seattle-wa

For a larger map and street view go to:  https://goo.gl/maps/2Itvm

Best entrance on the left side of the courtyard off 9th Street (represented as a square in the upper building on the maps). AFSC staff will point you in the direction of the library just down the hall. Larger meeting room on the right hand side is in use by AFSC at the same time.