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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January 2018 Meeting

Come to our next meeting on Tuesday,  January 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.

On the docket for this month:

a) Update regarding our new Prisoner of Conscience

b) more info on the Jan 11th Close Guantanamo event at UW

c) Death Penalty update, including Jan 25th Lobby Day info

d) explaining upcoming Annual General Meeting subsidy application process

Plus, New Year’s Resolutions! We’ll have a list of current AI Campaigns for us to look over and decide where we want to focus our energies in 2018.

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

 

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December Meeting

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, December 5th, 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/2Itvm

This month’s meeting will be devoted mostly to Write-a-thon planning, death penalty updates, and I-940 police accountability initiative news.

Mark your Calendars for the January 2nd 2018 Planning Meeting, same time, same location. It’s an election year and there’ll be lots to discuss!

 

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Seattle Writes For Rights

Every year Amnesty International celebrates the Dec 10th signing of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights by organizing a worldwide letter writing campaign, highlighting a selection of cases taken from the work we do all year long.

Tens of thousands of letters letting governments know that the world is watching and is not content to sit by and do nothing. Seattleites can be a part of this by coming to the Montlake Public Library on Sunday December 10th from 2:00 – 4:00.

Snacks will be provided.

 

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November Meeting

This month’s meeting will include a wrap-up of last month’s Statewide Meeting, discussion on how we can promote I-940 (the police accountability initiative), planning for the December 10th Write-a-thon, death penalty, and more.

It’s the perfect way to spend the evening while we’re awaiting election results. Please join us.

Tuesday, November 7th, 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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Dia de los Muertos Opening Night

Thursday, November 2nd @ 5:30-8:30 will be the opening night for El Centro de la Raza’s Dia de los Muertos exhibit, featuring altarpieces by Amnesty International Group 4, De-Escalate Washington, WARN, and many, many more.

Amnesty’s alter is dedicated to the memory of murdered environmental activists in Latin America. It’s titled “We Are Defending the Land with our Blood.” The exhibit will be open for three weeks. Please do swing by and see it.

Details on the Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/119493585419347/

 

 

 

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