August Meeting

Our August meeting is this Tuesday, August 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/2Itvm

On this month’s docket:
a) Update and planning for our adopted case José Adrian
b) Picnic planning!
c) Legislative and Death Penalty updates
d) announcement and discussion of our Statewide Meeting in October

 

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AI Group 4 Summer Schedule

July – no Monthly Meeting in July, as it conflicted with the Holiday. But we’ll be posting online actions you can take in the meantime.

August – Our usual Monthly Meeting resumes on Tuesday, August 7th, 6:30 at the Library of the University Friends Center near the University Bridge

PLUS – our annual Human Rights Picnic! Saturday, August 11th at 11:00AM. Greenlake Park on the west side of the lake, near Seattle Public Theater. Stay tuned for details!

Here’s a little something to tide you over until August:

https://www.amnestyusa.org/urgent-actions/urgent-action-disappearances-insufficiently-investigated-mexico-ua-120-18/

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June Meeting

Come join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, June 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/2Itvm  

On this month’s Agenda:

*Work on our adopted case, José Adrian. Letter writing, update on the Mexican Consulate move next month, early planning for Consulate and/or Legislative visits, etc.

*Update on our death penalty work.

*Report back about Saturday’s China Human Rights Rally

* Discussion about summer picnic details. Stay tuned here for details!

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AI Group 4 at Cinco de Mayo

By now you’re probably beginning to wonder how to spend what looks to be a beautiful sunny weekend in Seattle.

Might we suggest El Centro de la Raza’s always fabulous Cinco de Mayo Celebration? It features music, dancing, food, colorful costumes, but most of all a chance to meet local social justice organizations and help people all over Latin America, including the US. Amnesty International Group 4 will be there, and we always love to talk to people about human rights!

 

Cinco de Mayo Celebration – Saturday, May 5, 2018 11 AM-5 PM

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May Meeting

Come to our next meeting on Tuesday,  May 1st, at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM. 

On this month’s Agenda:

*Strategizing for our information table at Saturday’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration at El Centro de la Raza.

*Update on the status of our Prisoner of Conscience search

*Death Penalty news

All Are Welcome

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

 

 

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April Monthly Meeting

On this month’s agenda:

a) fighting the nomination of torturer Gina Haspel to head the CIA

b) update on our Prisoner of Conscience

c) Death Penalty update

d) the Stop Online Violence Against Women campaign

…and more. Please do stop by and lend a hand, learn the issues, or just say hello. 

Tuesday, April 3rd at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM.  For a map and street view go to:  https://goo.gl/maps/2Itvm  

 

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Amnesty International USA on gun safety and legislation

Here’s a link to AIUSA’s position on the March 24th March for our Lives and the gun safety movement. Look for a more detailed report in April.

https://medium.com/@amnestyusa/gun-violence-is-a-human-rights-issue-81286dd6e2e4

 

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March Monthly Meeting

On this month’s agenda:
1) Death Penalty abolition round-up – we were sooo close!
2) Commencing work on our newly assigned Prisoner of Conscience, Veronica Razo. This will be the bulk of the meeting.
3) Discussion on potential involvement in the current gun safety events happening around the country.
4) and more.

Please join us in making a difference in the world.

Tuesday, March 6th, 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/2Itvm

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February Meeting

On the agenda this month:

  1. Three members of the Ogaden Youth & Student Union will be giving a presentation regarding recent events. OYSU is an international youth organization that advocates for the rights of the Somali people in the Ogaden region under Ethiopian occupation.
  2. Update about big changes going on with Death Penalty issues in Washington State.
  3. Update on the latest status of Amnesty International staff arrested in Turkey.
  4. Discussion about a new Prisoner of Conscience Group 4 is adopting.
  5. Discussion regarding President Trump’s recent statements on Guantanamo.

Tuesday,  February 6th, at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM.  For a map and street view go to:  https://goo.gl/maps/2Itvm

 

We’d love to see you there.

 

CLOSE GUANTANAMO RALLY

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“Guantanamo, Lawlessness, and the Myth of American Exceptionalism”

Most Americans have forgotten that Guantanamo prison camp even still exists. But Amnesty International hasn’t.
People are still held there without charge or trial. Just like in the dictatorships we love to criticize overseas. It’s well past time to close it down.

On Thursday Jan 11th at 7:00PM there will be a guest speaker at the UW School of Law, Jonathan Hafetz. Jonathan Hafetz is a senior staff attorney with the ACLU Center for Democracy. He is also a professor of law at Seton Hall University School of Law, where he teaches courses on constitutional law, national security law, and international law.

More details here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/300169667142333/

 

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