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.
On March 25th, the Human Rights Book Discussion Meetup group will discuss Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson. The book, which won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in history, is the first definitive history of the infamous 1971 Attica prison uprising, the state’s violent response, and the victims’ decades-long quest for justice. The discussion will be held on Sunday, March 25, at 3:30 pm, Panera Bread, 1270 Cleveland St. in Hillcrest.
During our regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, April 9, in addition to our usual urgent action letter writing, Jim Zimmerman, longtime Amnesty International member and activist, will conduct a short discussion on the history of Amnesty International, and its charter, campaigns, and organizational structure.
Amnesty International Group 137 will have a booth at the Earth Fair in Balboa Park, Sunday, April 22, from 10 am – 5 pm. We’ll have petitions to sign and information on our organization and local group. More details to come!
For our April book discussion, the Human Rights Book Discussion Meetup group will discuss Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Gann. The book covers a little-remembered tragedy in American history and shines a light on both the shameful treatment of Native Americans and the often unchecked greed of American capitalism. The discussion will be held on Sunday, April 29th, 3:30 pm, Panera Bread, 1270 Cleveland St in Hillcrest.