Write for Rights: Send a greeting card that can make all the difference
You've probably got a card, and possibly quite a few more, that you're keeping in a box somewhere. Sent by a friend, a family member or a lover , carrying a touching or funny message. You didn't recycle the card or just tore the stamp off, because it meant a lot and made a difference at that very time.
It is with this sentiment that at this time of the year Amnesty International always organises the Write for Rights campaign, or the greeting cards campaign as it used to be called. Receiving a greeting card can mean all the difference to a prisoner in a lonely cell, or to family members hoping for the return home of a relative who has ‘disappeared’. Messages of solidarity strengthen and cheer those suffering human rights abuses because of their work. They also give pause to their persecutors. Presidents, police chiefs and prison governors do take note when they receive hundreds of appeals to release a prisoner, stop the harassment of an activist or change an unjust law.
Therefore please join us this Thursday evening, 12th December, at 7.45pm at the Jesus Lane Friends' Meeting House for a Write for Rights campaign meeting. Please bring suitable cards and (non-alcoholic) refreshments or snacks to share as the aim is for it to be a productive as well as an enjoyable social gathering!
If you can't make it Thursday, then please come to the stall in Market Square on Saturday morning between 10.30am - 1pm (Please note new time). If you can't make either, you can find all the details of the 13 cases here.
More details of the events mentioned above and 2014 diary dates can be found here in our latest newsletter. It also tells you how to buy the tasty Ely Amnesty recipe book, which makes a great Christmas present.
Liesbeth ten Ham
Amnesty International Cambridge City Group