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 50 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’ll have a table with human rights information outside The Station Tavern and Burgers (2204 Fern St) for the South Park Holiday Walkabout and Tree Lighting. The tree lighting begins at 5:30 at the Grape Street Square, followed by the Walkabout in South Park.
Annual Write4Rights and Holiday Card Action to take place during our regular meeting time, 7:00 pm on Monday, Dec 9th at Mazara Pizzeria, 2302 30th St. This year we’ll write on 10 human rights cases of children and young people whose lives and freedom are at risk. We’ll again have a special dessert and drink for attendees plus prizes for writing the most letters and cards!
On Sunday, January 12th, at 3:30 pm, the Human Rights Book Discussion Meetup group will discuss Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond at Panera Bread in Mission Valley Mall, 1640 Camino Del Rio N. In this spellbinding New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Evicted exposes the harrowing world of the ten million or so low-income households that pay half or more of their income for rent and utilities, a long-overlooked population whose numbers have recently soared.