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 right next to Hammersmith Town Hall.  

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Myanmar/Burma talk

Myanmar/Burma has experienced major changes in recent years. After 50 years of rule by an oppressive military junta, the National League for Democracy has finally been able to take power. Aung San Suu Kyi, who was previously kept under house arrest and became a symbol of the military regime’s severe human rights abuses, is now effectively head of Myanmar’s government. But how much progress has Myanmar actually made towards liberalisation and social justice? How democratic has it really become?

The eminent academic Marie Lall is a leading expert on Myanmar and has spent many years teaching and researching in the country. She will be talking about the state of Myanmar’s political system and society in a special event hosted by Hammersmith Amnesty Group. There will be a Q&A session and she will also be signing copies of her new book Understanding Reform in Myanmar: People and Society in the Wake of Military Rule. Everyone is welcome, including non-Amnesty members.

Date: Tuesday September 6th, 7.30pm
Speaker: Marie Lall, Professor of Education and South Asian Studies at the UCL Institute of Education.
Venue: Amnesty bookshop, 181 King Street, London, W6 9JT.

Tickets are only £3. You can pay on the door.

Please forward this email to anyone you think might be interested.

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

For more information, contact secretaryhammersmithamnesty@outlook.com

 

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Meetings

We meet on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6.45pm at Books for Amnesty, 181 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9JT. This is next door to Hammersmith Town Hall.  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 may have guest speakers from time to time.  Meetings are open to all and you can join on the day. 

Planned meetings (2016) October 12th, November 9th, December 14th

Stalls

We have a campaign stall every month outside the Kings Mall shopping centre in King Street, usually on the 3rd Saturday of the month.  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).