AIUSA_PRIMARY_LOGO_hiresAmnesty 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.

 

 

Jan 12: Discussion of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Eviction photoOn 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.