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Amnesty International: Group 471
An individual has not started
living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic
concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
Welcome to Amnesty International Group 471
The North County chapter is very active
within the county, doing numerous presentations on human rights in the
community at schools, churches, etc., and tabling at various street
fairs, concerts and events. The Group also sponsors an annual Walk For
Human Rights each December 10th at the Oceanside Pier, that draws
between 200 to 300 participants each year. We generally do a summer
event each year, either a play, concert or movie event for the public
that involves human rights.
in North San Diego County, California
The Group is currently working on the apparent political killing in
Zimbabwe of Captain Edwin Nleya, who was murdered after reporting
evidence of poaching by the military. We are asking the government to
prosecute those responsible. The group is also currently active in
death penalty work, particularly here in the U.S., and participates in
the Children's Campaign, Legislative campaigns, ratification actions and
other monthly actions. The Group also publishes a quarterly newsletter
with a mailing list of 350.
The group sells merchandise to raise funds for its activities,
including Amnesty T-shirts, Amnesty baseball caps, and Amnesty coffee mugs.
New members are always welcome!
The group has a monthly business meeting the 2nd
Monday and a work meeting the 4th Monday each month (except on
holidays). We start at 7:00 PM, and rotate the meetings every quarter
between member's homes throughout the North County of San Diego.
For further information contact
the Los Angeles Western Regional Office, 310-815-0450,
Group 471 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 Statute of AI).