Huge number of letters signed despite the weather

On Tuesday we got over 168 letters signed by a great turnout of people at Greenwich Picturehouse. The resilience of our members and supporters to turn up and make a difference despite wet and windy weather is a real plus. This time we got letters signed in support of human rights in ZImbabwe, Belarus, Bahrain and Iraq. Thanks to everyone who took part!

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A volunteer’s extaordinary experiences in Colombia

The below meeting clashes with our letter signing drop-in but if you have a passion for human rights in Colombia you might be interested in this:

Beckenham & West Wickham Amnesty Group invite you to an open meeting about…

A volunteer’s extaordinary experiences in Colombia

Speaker: Dan Slee from Peace Brigades International

8pm, Tuesday 28 January 2014

149 Silverdale, Sydenham, SE26 4SQ

Transport: London Overground line; trains from London Bridge or Victoria; buses
– 75, 122, 176, 194, 202, 356, 450.

Dan Slee has recently returned from three years in Colombia where he
volunteered with Peace Brigades International (PBI) providing protective
accompaniment for human rights defenders at risk. He will be talking about his
extraordinary experiences working alongside Colombian human rights defenders,
how the presence of international observers protects people at risk, and the
tough challenges posed by the changing political context.

Please RSVP to amnesty.beckenham@gmail.com if you plan to attend

“All ways: Always” – New Amnesty International London Exhibition

Since 1961, Amnesty International has fought for human rights globally through a multitude of campaigns using various methods such as art, comedy, literature, film, theatre, petitions, letter-writing and direct campaigning and fundraising. They uphold the UN Declaration of Human Rights and work with the European Human Rights Commission. They are actively involved in defending human rights in every country and/or geographical region worldwide.

Amnesty International UK, London Region, proudly presents the work of eight internationally acclaimed artists, who, in this case, provide their unique perspective on the issues of LGBTI, HIV/AIDS, Women’s Equality and Human Rights through their art.

Showing now till Saturday 1 February at Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

See more information at http://www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/amnesty-international-london-art-exhibition-all-ways-always/

Amnesty Westminster Bayswater Group (AWBG) Sponsored Walk

We would like to let you know of an event being organised by another local group that you might be interested in:
Amnesty Westminster Bayswater Group (AWBG) is delighted to announce that its annual sponsored walk will take place on Saturday 1st February at 10am. The eight-mile walk will begin at St James Tube station, and will cover a circuit of St James Park, a half circuit of Green Park, and then a double circuit of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, ending at Hyde Park Tube station.
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Letter signing drop-in – Tuesday 28 January

The group’s regular letter signing drop-in will be hold on Tuesday 28 January at 8pm at The Greenwich Picturehouse. This is at 180 Greenwich High Rd, Greenwich, London SE10 8NN and we can be found on the 1st Floor. There is lift access. The letters available to sign will include ones on case in The Gambia and Bahrain. As always anyone is welcome to join us and we will be there till 9pm.