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What Is Amnesty International?

Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights.

We work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied or threatened. Founded in London by Peter Benenson in 1961, Amnesty International has since grown into the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization. We pursue our goal through Research, Advocacy, and Action. We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world.

In 1977 Amnesty International received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work.

 

How does AI Group 4 Seattle fit in?

Amnesty International Group 4 Seattle is an officially sanctioned local chapter of Amnesty International USA. We are also part of the local coalition Amnesty International Puget Sound (AIPS), which supports the efforts of five other Puget Sound AI Local Groups and eighteen Student Groups. Washington State AI groups are supported in our work by the AI Western Regional Office in San Francisco.

 

How do I become a member of Group 4?       

There is no membership status per se. We require no dues. There is no secret handshake. Think of it rather in terms of participation. Activists can participate at a level that is comfortable for them, ranging from signing the occasional online petition to showing up at monthly meetings, assisting at public events, or joining legislative visits.

 

When and where does Group 4 meet?

We meet the first Tuesday of every month in the Library of the American Friends Service Committee near the University Bridge, from 6:30 until 8:30PM. It’s across the street from the southbound Metro bus stop at University Bridge and NE 40th Street.

 

How much email will I get if I choose to sign up for the Group 4 Listserv?

Volume will vary depending on events. Generally it will be 1-5 emails per week, with a higher volume leading up to public events, ad-hoc Legislative visits, and the annual Write-a-Thon in December.

Joining the Listserv requires signing on to our Google Group. If you wish to be added to this group, just go to the link on our website, listed below.

If you prefer not to be added to the email list, it’s very easy to stay involved by checking our website or Facebook page, also listed below.

 

What does Group 4 do?

Public events tabling, meet with legislators, write letters to government officials worldwide, work with local High School and college student groups, and much more.

 

What can I do?

Your level of involvement depends on you, and depends only on your level of interest.

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  1. Dear Amnesty International Seattle,

    My name is Kelsey Mines. I am a local activist and musician in Seattle and I have been searching for a way that myself and my fellow artists/activists can create art and music in the spirit of protest to the current political and social climate we find ourselves in. How can we use our skills and voices to practically and artfully express our resistance?

    I have decided to organize an event to fulfill this very need. On the evening of March 22nd we will host a “Creative Protest Live” at Love City Love in which artists are invited to create in an improvisatory setting while also participating in political actions with local human rights organizations.

    That is where we would like to involve you. It is my vision that local chapters of humans rights organizations can essentially table in this space so that participants can partake in political actions, such as letter writing, signing petitions, making donations, or simply learning about your organization and how they can help you specifically in these uneasy times.

    Please let me know if you are interested in this event and if you have any questions.
    Thank you!
    Kelsey Mines
    2064271310
    kelseyminesbass.com

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