Amnesty International local groups in Seattle and Bellingham, along with student groups from Kentridge High School and Skyline High School, will be hosting a virtual Write for Rights event on December 10th from 6pm to 8pm. Please join us. The registration page for the event is here.
We have seven cases this year. However, sending just a single letter supporting a victim of human rights abuse or urging a policymaker to remedy what’s been done makes a difference. We provide sample letters that you can print out, sign and mail from the comfort of your own home. Or you can write a letter yourself. For the cost of paper, an envelope and postage, you can change someone’s life for the better this International Human Rights Day. We hope you can join us.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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:
*and much, much more
Plus a special guest speaker, former Tibetan Prisoner of Conscience Dhondup Wangchen
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