Amnesty International USA on Police Accountability

In early August, AIUSA released “The World Is Watching, Mass Violations By U.S. Police Of Black Lives Matter Protester’s Rights.” The report contains interviews with protesters (including several in Seattle), Recommendations, and a listing of Good Practices to ensure the right to peaceful protest.

A copy of the Report has been forwarded to the Seattle Police Department, Washington Attorney General Bob Fergusen, and the entire Seattle City Council.

The website includes actions that can be taken from home, a link to the full Report, an Interactive Map showing what has happened in your area, and video taken at several protests.

As we have seen within the last month, police violence against unarmed African-American men remains an issue. International law enforcement standards require that force of any kind be used only when no other means are available.

Please take time to read the Report and take action to bring America into compliance with International standards.

https://www.amnestyusa.org/worldiswatching/

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No Meeting in May

Pursuant to Governor Inslee’s continuation of the Stay at Home order, we will not be meeting in May. Meetings will begin again once the order is lifted and all members feel safe in gathering together again.

In the meantime, please visit the Amnesty International USA website for online actions that can be done from home. https://www.amnestyusa.org/distant-but-together-responding-to-covid-19/

We thank you for your patience during these difficult times and your continued support.

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April Meeting cancelled

Regretfully, we are forced to cancel the April Monthly Meeting, pursuant to Governor Inslee’s recommendation and out of concern for our volunteers.

Please stay safe, and be sure to follow to Amnesty International Urgent Action Network in order to continue working for Human Rights in this difficult time.

https://www.amnestyusa.org/take-action/urgent-action-network/

Thank You.

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March Meeting & Annual General Meeting Coronavirus update

This is to confirm that our Group 4 March Monthly Meeting will proceed as scheduled.

However, please note that the AIUSA National Conference, the Annual General Meeting, scheduled for this weekend in San Diego, has been postponed. You can read the full notification here: https://www.amnestyusa.org/take-action/events/amnesty-internationals-2020-annual-general-meeting/

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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March Monthly Meeting

Come to our next meeting on Tuesday, March 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

On this month’s agenda:

  • Action on our adopted case, José Adrian
  • Latest update on the Chinese mass incarcerations of Uyghurs, with aligned letters and petition
  • Discussion of requests for AI speakers at upcoming events
  • Discussion and vote on resolutions being presented at the Annual General Meeting in San Diego next weekend!
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February Meeting

Come join us at our February Monthly Meeting, as we continue planning for what promises to be a very busy year. On the agenda:

  1. Update on recent Washington State death penalty progress.
  2. Information on the upcoming Annual General Meeting in San Diego https://www.amnestyusa.org/take-action/events/amnesty-internationals-2020-annual-general-meeting/
  3. And of course action in behalf of our adopted case José Adrian.

Tuesday, February 4th, 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

Hope to see you there!

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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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