Campaigns and letter writing meetings Thursday 24th October
This Thursday 24th October there will be an Amnesty International Cambridge City Group meeting at 7.30pm at CB2, Norfolk Street. We will be discussing campaigning in Cambridge and will be joined by representatives of both the Anglia Ruskin University group and Cambridge University group. We will also look at how we can support the San José de Apartadó Peace Community in Colombia.
This meeting will be followed at 8.30pm by a letter writing meeting focussing both on cases in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories as well as letters for the San José de Apartadó Peace Community. In recent weeks Colombian soldiers and paramilitaries have threatened members of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó and other civilians in the area. A peasant farmer has been subjected to enforced disappearance and dozens have been forcibly displaced. For information about the community as well as the current urgent action urging the authorities to establish the whereabouts of Buenaventura Hoyos Hernández, please visit http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/asset/AMR23/042/2013/en/96b9292d-1cfe-41d0-9b89-579683b42298/amr230422013en.html
If you have never written an Amnesty letter, or if you have done so very often, please join us. We'll supply all information, pens and paper. By writing a letter on behalf of someone who is a victim of human rights abuse, you can challenge the practices that lead to human rights violations and bring about deep and lasting change. Writing letters with other members of the Amnesty International Cambridge City group makes it not only a more social occasion, but also provides an opportunity to discuss cases and thus gain a deeper understanding of the issues.