Write letters this Tuesday evening 28th January on behalf of victims of human rights abuse in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories
Join us this this Tuesday, 28th January, in CB2 (Norfolk Street) to write letters on behalf of victims of human rights abuses in Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories. We'll be upstairs from from 7.30pm until 9.30pm with case information, pens, paper and everything else you need, including support and advice. The hundreds of thousands of appeals and messages of support sent by people like you over the last 50 years have helped free prisoners, stop death sentences and prevent torture. If you have never written a letter before, do join us, and if you've written lots of Amnesty letters already, join us as well.
Details of all the upcoming Amnesty International Cambridge City Group meetings can be found in our latest newsletter here (scroll down after clicking on the link). Our next meetings are another letter writing meeting on 4th February with a focus on human rights abuses in Russia and our next speaker meeting is on the 13th February with Dr. Manali Desai who will talk about violence against women in India.
You may also be interested to attend a talk at the Woolf Institute, this Friday afternoon 31st January, by Damas Gisimba who runs an orphanage in Kigali in which he managed to hide more than four hundred people during the 1994 genocide, at tremendous personal risk. More information can be found here. We've also been asked by the Humanitarian Centre to bring to your attention a volunteer opportunity for taking the lead on planning the Human Rights and Poverty Year. More information can be found here
Lastly, the Amnesty Jersey group has for the past 19 years organised a successful Freedom Cycle ride. This is on the 25th May and very suitable for families and anybody who enjoys cycling. More information can be found here.
I am looking forward to seeing you soon. If you would like to be kept up to date about our events, please join our mailing list here.
Liesbeth ten Ham
Amnesty International Cambridge City Group