Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have moved our bi-monthly meetings online! We will be sending a link to register for the virtual meeting in our email meeting reminders that arrive three days before the meeting. A day or so before the meeting, we’ll send attendees the Zoom information to join the meeting. If you are not on our email list, you may subscribe here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The topic for this meeting is the Border Patrol’s increasing forays into the realm of local law enforcement, particularly its involvement in suppressing Black Lives Matter protests. Pedro Rios, Director of the American Friends Service Committee’s US/Mexico Border Program, will be our guest speaker and will discuss his thoughts about this disturbing development and the dangers of having an unaccountable paramilitary force that operates with impunity involved in responding to civil actions. You can RSVP for the meeting by registering here. If you’ve already registered for this particular meeting you do not need to do so again. We’ll send registered attendees Zoom info prior to the meeting.
Our July 13th virtual meeting will focus on the broken asylum process for refugees. Marty Rosenbluth, an immigration attorney who moved to Lumpkin, Georgia to be able to represent his most desperate clients in person, will speak about the crisis in asylum for refugees. You can register for the meeting here, and we’ll send you the Zoom info prior to the meeting.
Join us for an onlinw discussion of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo. This New York Times best-selling book explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. Details here.
Please join us for a book discussion of The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, which is both a travelogue of the near future and a meditation on how that future will look to those living through it—the ways that warming promises to transform global politics, the meaning of technology and nature in the modern world, the sustainability of capitalism and the trajectory of human progress. Details here.
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.