Monthly Archives: July 2022

Saturday, July 30, 1 pm, Balboa Park: Amnesty group picnic

Join us for our Amnesty Group 137 picnic!  We’ll provide pizza, salad, drinks, paper plates, napkins and utensils.  You are welcome to bring a dish to share plus a chair or blanket to sit on (we’ll provide some blankets and chairs as well).  If you haven’t already, please RSVP if you can to so we have an idea how much pizza and salad to bring.

We’ll set up on the left side of Balboa Drive approximately three blue street light poles from the intersection of 6th Ave, Upas, and Balboa Dr. (Balboa Drive is a one-way street).  There should be lots of parallel parking along Balboa Drive, and there is also a small parking lot that you can enter by turning left off of Balboa Dr. not far beyond our picnic location.  From that third blue street light pole, walk east (left) across the grass to the sidewalk near a large tree.  Here’s a link to the picnic location.  Look for the Amnesty banner hanging from or near our canopy.

Saturday, July 23, 3:00 pm: In-person meeting at Los Reyes Bar and Grill

Los Reyes outdoor eatingJoin us for our monthly in-person meeting at Los Reyes Bar and Grill, 2496 Broadway in Golden Hill at the corner of Broadway and 25th (map).  Los Reyes has a covered outdoor eating area with open sides, so look for us there–we’ll have an Amnesty International sign on the table to help you find us.  The restaurant also has its own parking lot, so parking should not be a problem.  At the meeting, we’ll be writing letters to the authorities on urgent human rights actions.  We’ll provide the urgent actions, letterheads, pens, envelopes, stamps, etc., so you don’t need to bring anything but yourself and your writing chops!

Tuesday, July 19, 6:30 pm: Virtual meeting with guest speaker on Russia/Ukraine

Image with womanJoin us for a virtual meeting with guest speaker Alex Raufoglu, a member of AIUSA’s Ukraine emergency response team who will speak on the human rights situation in Ukraine.  We’ll watch a brief background video, do an online urgent action, and conduct a Q&A with Alex after his presentation.  Register for the event here and we’ll sent you the Zoom link prior to the meeting.