About this group
Welcome to Silsden Amnesty Group !
We are a small, very friendly group, that has been meeting for the last 20 years but has only recently become a fully-fledged, properly signed-up local group.
At our monthly meetings (details below) we always make time to write letters, but we also:
- Plan occasional stalls to publicise the work of Amnesty. These often include an activity which enables members of the community to take part in an Amnesty campaign, such as Stop Torture or the Human Rights Act.
- Take part in the Urgent Action network.
- Sometimes we have a speaker on a human rights topic; these meetings are open to the public. This year we hosted a speaker and discussion on the Human Rights Act.
- Take part in the Write for Rights campaign.
Every year we have a fundraising coffee morning. In 2017, in addition to raising funds, members of the public who attended the coffee morning sent postcards asking the government to extend family reunion to child refugees. This year we also had a successful sponsored walk and an Amnestea event which included an action on behalf of Nazanin Zaghari-Radclilffe and Karmal Foroughi.
Our adopted prisoner of conscience is a Chinese human rights defender, Liu Ping, who is serving a six year prison sentence for her peaceful campaigns against government corruption.
We have good links with the local community and with neighbouring Amnesty groups, and are keen to extend our range of activities. New ideas and new blood are very welcome.
If you would like to join us, you are very welcome to come to any of our meetings:
7.30pm, second Monday in the month (except August), Methodist Church Hall, Kirkgate, Silsden BD20 0PA.