About Us

Nick StamonAmnesty International Group 137 was formed in San Diego in 1969 and has been continuously active as a group ever since.  Nick Stamon, pictured left, was one of the founders of  Group 137 and was active in the group up until his death in 2011 at age 88.  Read more about Nick’s life.

 

Group 137 Leaders:

Group Coordinator: Sophak Yem  (sophieyem@gmail.com)  Sophak Yem
Death Penalty Specialist: Tim Spann  (spanmanmc@aol.com)  Tim Spann
China Country Specialist: Jim Zimmerman  (jhzkongo@yahoo.com)  Jim Zimmerman

Group 137 Local Heroes!

Two of Group 137′s members, Sophak Yem and Fabiola Navarro, were named 2013 KPBS/Union Bank Local Heroes of San Diego!

According to the KPBS website, the Local Heroes awards are given to San Diegans who are “making a difference by improving their workplace, profession, neighborhood, community, region and the world.”

Sophak local hero

Sophak was named a 2013 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Local Hero.  Read her story here!

 

 

 

Fabiola local hero

Fabiola was named a 2013 Hispanic Heritage Month Local Hero.  You can read her story here!