A number of Amnesty Blackheath and Greenwich members will be joining Amnesty International Waltham Forest on the evening of Friday 20 September as for the fourth time they open the doors to the ballroom inviting you to celebrate the 1920`s in an incredibly stylish way Gatsby would have approved.
The group will be having a picnic on Sunday 1 September at 2pm in Greenwich Park. All are welcome. Please bring food and drink with you. For details on the exact location on where we are meeting please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
The video above is one the Amnesty Blackheath and Greenwich group made in support of Zao Ghisheng.
For nearly a decade Gao Zhisheng was one of China’s top lawyer. He won awards and was respected by the people and government alike. But he became increasingly outspoken about human rights abuses in the country. And for this he has been severely punished.
He was imprisoned without his family knowing where he was. He was brutally tortured. And he and his family were put under illegal house arrest. In 2009 he disappeared and again his family didn’t know where he was. In 2011 it was revealed that he was in prison, where he remains to this day. Please show your support for Gao today:
The next letter writing meeting at Greenwich Picture will be on Tuesday 27 August at 8pm. Join us to sign letters on Iran, China and more. And as usual we’ll have a drink in the bar there too (a cuppa or a pint or whatever you prefer). All are welcome to come along whether to pop in and sign the letters or join us for a chat.
A classic Amnesty video from 2008 that demonstrates the difference that taking action in defence of human rights makes. Do take a look as it’s only 1:35
The date of our next Amnesty Book Sale will be Saturday 23 November at Church of the Ascension, Dartmouth Row, Blackheath. Please mark the date in your diary and watch out for more information closer to the time.
Note that for this book sale we will not be undertaking book collections but attempting to sell the significant stock we still have left from the June booksale.
You can now find Amnesty Blackheath and Greenwich in a variety of places online:
Facebook – www.facebook.com/amnestybg
Twitter – www.twitter.com/amnestybg
Blog – www.amnestybg.wordpress.com
Website – www.amnesty.org.uk/blackheath
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