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Group meeting, Saturday, January 14, 3 pm, Mazara Trattoria (NOTE NEW WEEK OF MONTH AND NEW LOCATION)

Mazara outsideStarting in January, 2023, we will meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 3 pm at Mazara Trattoria, 2302 30th Street in South Park, so our January meeting will be on Saturday, January 14 at 3 pm.  A map of Mazara can be found here. As usual, we will be writing letters on behalf of victims of human rights abuses and discussing future events.  Look for us at the long table in the back room at Mazara Trattoria!

Saturday, Dec 17, 3 pm Write For Rights and Holiday Card Action

LogoGroup 137′s annual Write For Rights event will take place this coming Saturday, December 17th at 3 pm at Mazara Trattoria, 2302 30th St (map) at the corner of 30th and Juniper in South Park.  We’ll write letters to the authorities and non-religious holiday cards of encouragement to survivors in cases of government crackdowns on the freedom to peacefully protest.  And we’ll treat attendees to a special dessert and drinks, plus prizes!  Look for us at the long table in the  back.  Remember, write a letter, change a life!

Saturday, Aug 27, 3:00 pm: In-person meeting at Los Reyes Bar and Grill

Los Reyes photoJoin 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!

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 group137@amnestysd.org 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.

Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 3:00 pm: In-person letter-writing meeting at Los Reyes Bar and Grill

Los Reyes photoJoin us for an 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!

Feb 17, 2022 at 6:30 pm: Virtual meeting on Free Expression and the Beijing Olympics

Photo with borderJoin Amnesty Group 137 for a virtual meeting on the topic of “Free Expression and the Beijing Olympics” with guest speakers Carolyn Nash, Asia Advocacy Director for Amnesty International USA, and Rowan Sockwell, AIUSA China Fellow. A Q&A will follow and we’ll also do online urgent actions related to the topic.  You can register for the meeting here – we’ll send Zoom info to all registrants prior to the meeting.

Write For Rights, Saturday, December 4th, 2 pm

LogoJoin us on Saturday, December 4th, 2 pm, at Los Reyes Bar and Grill, 2496 Broadway in Golden Hill (map), for our annual Write For Rights and Holiday Card Action event to commemorate  Human Rights Day (December 10th). Every year in December, Amnesty International holds its Write for Rights action, the world’s biggest human rights event, where hundreds of thousands of people around the world gather together to send letters to authorities and cards of hope on behalf of people they’ve never met.  Our letters help convince government officials to release people imprisoned for expressing their opinion, to stop torture, to commute death sentences, and to end other human rights abuses. Our holiday cards provide hope and badly needed emotional support for people experiencing serious human rights abuses.  We will provide letterheads, cards, envelopes, stamps, pens, quesadillas and drinks!  Look for our Amnesty sign in the covered outdoor seating area.

In-person letter writing meeting, Saturday, November 13th, 2:00 pm

Los ReyesGroup 137 will once again be meeting at Los Reyes Bar and Grill, 2496 Broadway in Golden Hill at the corner of Broadway and 25th to write letters on urgent human rights actions.  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.  We’ll again be providing quesadillas and beverages for those in attendance.  Note that we’re meeting an hour earlier than last time!