About this group

The Hammersmith and Fulham group was founded in the summer of 1981. In 1993 we proudly set up the first Amnesty Bookshop, and the Bookshop has now reopened in its new location in  Hammersmith.  

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Human Rights in Iran Public Talk

In April 2016, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was detained at an Iranian airport, while travelling home to London with her young daughter. The British-Iranian charity worker was later sentenced to five years in prison - for allegedly plotting against the Iranian government. She maintains her innocence, saying she was on holiday in Iran visiting family.

In the light of this, Amnesty International UK’s Country Coordinator for Iran, Oscar Jenz, will be giving a talk about the human rights situation in Iran on Wednesday 13th November at 7.30pm in Hammersmith.

The venue is the Hammersmith Quaker Meeting House, 20 Nigel Playfair Avenue, W6 9JY. It is wheelchair accessible.

The event is free and open to anyone, not just Amnesty members. You can book a place in advance or tickets will be available at the door on the night with guaranteed entry.

Date: Wedneday 13 November at 7.30pm
Speaker: Cinzia D'Ambrosi, distiguished photojournalist and human rights campaigner.
Venue: Hammersmith Quaker House, 20 Nigel Playfair Avenue, Hammersmith, London, W6 9JY. 

FREE ENTRY. To book your free ticket: 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/human-rights-in-iran-tickets-77723754843… 

Wheel chair access available. 

All money raised will be used to fund Hammersmith Amnesty Group’s campaigning work.

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Meetings

We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 7.30 pm to 9 pm at Books for Amnesty, 175  King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9JT.   The nearest stations are either Hammersmith Station (Hammersmith & City, or District/Piccadilly Underground Lines in the Broadway Centre) or Ravenscourt Park Station.  

We discuss main campaign themes, sign letters, plan events and have guest speakers from time to time. Meetings are open to all and you can join on the day. 

Planned meetings (2019) November 13th, December 11th.

Stalls

We have a campaign stall regularly outside the Kings Mall shopping centre in King Street.  Each stall has a different campaign theme, with letters, cards and petitions to sign.There are usually 3 shifts:  10.45 am- 12,15 pm, 12.15 pm - 1.45 pm and 145 pm -3.15 pm.  

If you would like to join the team of helpers, email Victoria at SecretaryHammersmithAmnesty@outlook.com.

Events

We organise events for fundraising and to promote Amnesty International by holding local or special themed events. Local members are supported with other funding raising events are we are looking to engage local community and school groups.  

You may also check our  Events page to see our upcoming events. Alternatively you can check the Amnesty UK site for national events.

Membership

Download the Membership Form (posted on 16th April) and bring it to the next meeting.  Membership rates are £12 full fee or £6 concessions, for a whole year from January, (i.e. from April, £9/£4.50, from July £6/£3, from October £3/£1-50).