22 October - Letter writing at CB2
On Monday 22nd October evening at 7.30pm we will be holding a letter writing evening at CB2 bistro on Norfolk Street (just off East Road, opposite the Grafton Centre) We’ll be upstairs as usual. At the letter writing we will focus on a report from the Council of Europe which states that increasing numbers of children are being brought into the UK for the purposes of sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, benefit fraud, cannabis farming and forced begging and stealing. Some of these trafficked children are going missing from local authority care due to a lack of secure and suitable accommodation. Please come and write or sign a letter to the Home Secretary asking her to improve the training of those charged with their care.
Monday 22nd October - 7.30pm, CB2 Bistro, Norfolk Street
26 September - Third annual Amnesty lecture in Ely Cathedral: “Peace and War in the Sudans”. Ely Cathedral, South Transept - 7.30pm
On Wednesday 26th September Amnesty International Ely City Group will hold its third lecture at Ely Cathedral. Dr Sharath Srinvasan, Director of the Centre of Governance and Human Rights, University of Cambridge, will be talking about "Peace and War in the Sudans”. On 9 July 2011, amid great celebrations, South Sudan became the world's newest nation. More than 50 years of conflict seemed finally over. So why is there still bitter fighting north of the border, and threats of renewed conflict between the two states? And why are there currently some 170,000 refugees from Sudan in camps south of the border? Dr Sharath Srinvasan's lecture will illuminate the complex nature of 'endless' war and the pursuit of peace in the Sudans. The lecture will be held in the Cathedral’s South Transept at 7.30 p.m. There is no entrance fee, although donations would be very welcome. Any income from this lecture will go to supporting the campaign activities of Amnesty International.
25 September - Letter writing meeting with focus on Israel and Occupied Territories - CB2 bistro on Norfolk Street (just off East Road, opposite the Grafton Centre) - 7.30pm ...We’ll be upstairs as usual.
Get involved: Write letters on behalf of an individual at risk. By writing a letter, you can challenge the practices that lead to human rights violations and bring about deep and lasting change. We'll be focusing on Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories and will be concentrating on Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in protest against their imprisonment without charge. We'll also be writing letters on behalf of individuals like Shawan Jabarin who is director of Palestinian human rights organisation Al Haq and who has been refused permission to travel by the Israeli authorities for most of the last 6 years, thus preventing him from carrying out his legitimate human rights work.
Newcomers are especially welcome - no previous letter writing experience is required!