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Narges Mohammadi

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Remembering Tiananmen


S. Cal. Cluster


SLAVERY IS NOT HISTORY...YET!
Group 22 "dresses up" and marches in the Doo Dah Parade to protest human trafficking (modern-day slavery).

Visit our Doo-Dah 2009 page for story and photos!

Our 2008 entry was Waterboardin' USA (photo at right). We've missed only three parades since 1998. See our Doo-Dah pages for 1998, 1999, 2005 and 2008. See our Facebook page (see sidebar) for pix of our 2011 entry.


Welcome to Amnesty International Group 22
in Pasadena, California

Group 22 is one of many local affiliates of Amnesty International USA, which in turn is the United States national section of the worldwide Amnesty International movement. Founded in 1961, AI works impartially for the release of all prisoners of conscience, fair and prompt trials for political prisoners, and an end to torture and executions (for further information, see the brief history and description and the text of the definition of human rights). Group 22 is both a registered student group at Caltech and a community local group for the Pasadena area. 

New members are always welcome!
Simply show up any of our events listed below. Our monthly meetings or letter-writing sessions are especially good places to start. See the map for directions.

For further information contact: aigp22@caltech.edu



AI Group 22 Upcoming Events for Oct-Nov 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 7:30 PM. Letter-writing Meeting (usually 2nd Tuesday of the month). We usually meet in the Rathskeller of the Caltech Athenaeum (NW corner of Hill and California, in Pasadena -- see map in the sidebar). The Rathskeller remains closed through October, so we'll meet outdoors in the "Rath al Fresco" on the lawn next to the building. Look for the table with the Amnesty sign. We will write actions for human rights violations around the world and for Narges Mohammadi, our adopted prisoner of conscience. This informal gathering is a great way for newcomers to get acquainted with Amnesty!

Sunday, October 15, 6:30 PM. Human Rights Book Discussion Group (usually 3rd Sunday of the month). Vroman's Bookstore (upstairs), 695 E. Colorado, Pasadena. All are welcome, even if you haven't read the book. You can buy the book at a 20% discount if you get it at "Will Call" at Vroman's and mention our book group. For October we are reading a novel by Julian Barnes about the composer Shostakovich, "The Noise in Time". A review is included in our September newsletter.

NO MONTHLY MEETING Thursday, October 26! Our meeting room in the Caltech Y is unavailable for that date, so the next monthly meeting will be November 9.

SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, Nov. 4, Amnesty International Western Regional Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. Registration and more information at https://www.amnestyusa.org/take-action/events/regional-conferences/western/.

Thursday, November 9, 7:30 PM. Monthly Meeting at Caltech Y (505 South Wilson Ave). We'll share recent news of Amnesty human rights campaigns and plan future Group 22 actions.

Tuesday, November 14, 7:30 PM. Letter-writing Meeting (usually 2nd Tuesday of the month). We will meet in the Rathskeller of the Caltech Athenaeum (NW corner of Hill and California, in Pasadena -- see map in the sidebar). We will write actions for human rights violations around the world and for Narges Mohammadi, our adopted prisoner of conscience.

Sunday, November 19, 6:30 PM. Human Rights Book Discussion Group (usually 3rd Sunday of the month). In November, the book group will meet in "The Atrium", next door to Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado, Pasadena. All are welcome, even if you haven't read the book. You can buy the book at a 20% discount if you get it at "Will Call" at Vroman's and mention our book group. For November we are reading a non-fiction book by Adam Hochschild, "Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939". A review will be available in our October newsletter.

December events. We'll participate in Amnesty's annual Write For Rights campaign, probably on Saturday, Dec. 9, time and location TBD. This event replaces our usual Tuesday letter writing. Book group will be combined with a holiday potluck at a private home, date TBD.


Current Group 22 Newsletter (text) (PDF)
Past Newsletters


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Past AI Actions and Campaigns in which we were involved:


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