It’s the time of month where we meet at Greenwich Tavern for our letter signing drop in. On Tues 24 May from 7.30-8.30pm we’ll be signing letters on cases from Azerbaijan, Iran, Mexico, Honduras and China. All welcome to join in.
Any queries email us on AIBG.firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re getting ready for the #AmnestyBookSale – if you have books you can drop off to us or want to volunteer with sorting them then please email AIBG.email@example.com
Normal garage opening hours are 7-9 weekdays and 4-6 weekends. It is based on Dartmouth Row. Email us first to confirm times though.
The Blackheath and Greenwich Amnesty Book Sale hosted by the local Amnesty International Blackheath and Greenwich group returns for its 42nd year on Saturday 18 June 9am-5pm at the Church of the Ascension (SE10 8BF). This is a regular event, much loved by the local community and buyers from further afield. The church is filled with over 10,000 high-quality books at low prices.
Amnesty International has said that a clear majority in favour of marriage equality now exists among members of the newly-elected Northern Ireland Assembly and has called for early legislation to bring the region into line with the rest of the United Kingdom and Ireland. Read the press release here
The Kenyan government’s decision to close down two large refugee camps, including the world’s biggest at Dadaab, is likely to put thousands of innocent lives at risk, said Amnesty International. Read more in the press release
On Tuesday (7.30pm at St Margaret’s, Brandram Road) we will be having our final group meeting before the book sale, however our letter signing event will take place in two weeks time as usual. Given it is our final pre book sale planning meeting we will be reminding people of the decisions made in our past couple of meetings and making any final ones. We will also be confirming whether we should proceed with the November book sale. Some of the key arguments for and against doing so include income raised, effort required and the time the group should spend on campaigning. Full details of the Amnesty Book Sale can be found at www.amnestybg.wordpress.com/next-booksale
This month aside from the book sale we will also have some human rights inspired poetry readings. These will be read by Ann Garrett and Geraldine Cowan from Amnesty Beckenham group, the Amnesty Creative Writers group and Rae Lewish-Ayling of ‘The Rioters’.
All are welcome to attend whether current, new or returning members. Any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Good news! Activist and painter Atena Farghadani walked free this week after her prison sentence was dramatically reduced. Atena had committed no crime, yet Iran had imprisoned her for her political art. Huge thanks to all of you who called for her freedom! http://amn.st/6181BWoGU