Amnesty International is a global human rights organization working on behalf of prisoners of conscience and other victims of human rights abuses around the world. Amnesty’s vision is that every person should enjoy the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
Group 137 is a local chapter of Amnesty International USA located in San Diego, California. We’ve been around for over 40 years and continue to meet twice a month to write letters on urgent actions and plan our events.
We also run the Human Rights Book Discussion meetup group.
To learn our meeting times and location, and a little about what our meetings are like, click here.
We will have a table at the Summer South Park Walkabout on June 22 from 6-10 pm. The table will be outside The Station Tavern and Burgers, 2204 Fern St. We’ll have petitions to sign as well as human rights literature and a few giveaways. If you’re in the area, stop by and see us!
Amnesty International will once again have a contingent at the San Diego Pride Parade, to be held on Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 10 am – 2 pm. We’ll be proudly wearing our Amnesty t-shirts and carrying our banners and human rights signs. If you’d like to march with us at this fun event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
We will meet at Panera Bread in Mission Valley Mall, 1640 Camino del Rio N (map), on Sunday, July 14th at 3:30 pm to discuss the book The Voices of Witness Reader: Ten Years of Amplifying Unheard Voices by Dave Eggers (editor). Voice of Witness has amplified the stories of hundreds of people impacted by some of the most crucial human rights crises of our time, including men and women living under oppressive regimes in Burma, Colombia, Sudan, and Zimbabwe; public housing residents and undocumented workers in the United States; and exploited workers around the globe. This selection of narratives from these remarkable men and women is many things: an astonishing record of human rights issues in the 21st century; a testament to the resilience and courage of the most marginalized among us; and an opportunity to better the understand the world we live in through human connection and a participatory vision of history.