Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award winner Angelique Kidjo will be the keynote speaker at the YWCA Women & Girls Rising event Wednesday April 26th at the WA State Convention Center in downtown Seattle.

Sure to be an inspiring speech!

Information and Registration info here:

http://www.ywcaworks.org/luncheons/king

April Monthly Meeting

Wow, it’s April already! That means its almost time for our Monthly Meeting.

This month we’ll be discussing Laura’s recent death penalty activity in Arkansas, our upcoming info table at El Centro de la Raza’s annual Cinco de Mayo celebration, our work in Washington State on immigration, the April 9th Puget Sound coalition phone conference, and some Group 4 business updates.

It’s going to be a busy Spring!

Tuesday, April 4th 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

Come Meet Us at Creative Protest Live

Come meet us on Wednesday, March 22nd, from 7:00 to 10:00! At Love City Love, 1406 E Pike St.

We’ll be having an information table at Creative Protest Live on Capitol Hill, along with ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness, and others.

Sign petitions, find out more about what Amnesty International has been up to locally, tell us what upsets you most about the recent actions our government has taken. Plus get ideas about creative ways to fight injustice.

More information here:

FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/283343172098679/

Google map: https://www.google.com/maps?q=1406+E+Pike+St+Seattle&oe=utf-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj31PX8ueDSAhUN9mMKHWeoDdEQ_AUICCgB

Hope to see you there!

March Monthly Meeting

Come join us at our March Monthly Meeting: Tuesday, March 7th, at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM.

We’ll be coming in like a lion, and going out like one too! On this month’s agenda:

1) A half-hour of letter-writing actions with introductions of any new members. News about upcoming events.

2) Update on the WA State Police Accountability legislation. Amnesty has withdrawn its support for this, as its become watered down past the point of usefulness.

3) No Ban, No Walls: our nation-wide fight against discriminatory immigration policies.

4) Democracy in Action: group discussion and votes on the resolutions being introduced at the Annual General Meeting in Albuquerque next weekend.

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

 

February Meeting

Our next meeting is on Tuesday February 7th, at the University Friends Service Committee U District offices at 4001 9th Avenue NE from 6:30 – 8:30PM.

Our February meeting will include letter writing, discussion of the proposed new bill regarding police accountability, refugee actions, and more.

Lets roll up our sleeves and get to work!

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Seattle Writes for Rights

On December 10th 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document setting out the basic rights due to all persons everywhere. Each year about this time, Amnesty International celebrates the anniversary with a world-wide letter writing campaign highlighting a dozen cases representative of the kind of work we do all year long. This year’s cases are listed below.

In Seattle, we will be meeting at Chaco Canyon Cafe in the University District on Sunday December 4th, from 3:00 – 5:00PM. 4757 12th Ave NE, intersection of NE 50th St.  and 12th Ave NE.

Please join us, in person or online, in taking a stance against  injustice everywhere.

http://write.amnestyusa.org/cases/

Locations

America: Leonard Peltier (Native American activist)

America: Edward Snowden (internet activist)

Azerbaijian: Bayram & Giyas (political graffiti)

Cameroon: Fomusoh Ivo Feh (jailed for texting)

Canada: Peace River community (indigenous land rights)

China: Ilham Tohti (advocate for ethnic tolerance)

Egypt: Shawkan (journalist)

Indonesia: Johan Teterissa (flag waving)

Iran: Zeynab Jalalian (Kurdish activist)

Malawi: Annie Alfred (Albino body part harvesting)

Peru: Máxima Acuña (farmer’s land rights)

Turkey: Eren Keskin (human rights lawyer)universal-declaration-of-human-rights_53305bf3af41b_w540-png