Stockport Group's last twelve months
Stockport Group, as is our custom, isn't holding an August monthly meeting, but we'll be reconvening on Thursday September 13th.
Looking back on the last 12 months, the high point was surely the release in November 2011 of our designated Prisoner of Conscience, the Syrian Dr. Kamal al-Labwani, after spending six years in prison near Damascus for his peaceful political opposition to the ruling regime. Kamal's dedication and bravery in campaigning for democracy continues today, as he travels turelessly across Europe, working for a solution to the horrific events in his homeland, and we wish him all the best.
Here's a quck summary of the activities conducted and attended by the Stockport Group during the last 12 months, showing how active and involved the group has been locally, nationally and internationally!
- Cajun evening fund raiser
- Stall at the Stockport Fairtrade Fair
- Libraries exhibition for Human Rights Day
- Talk given by the Boaz Trust
- A stall at the Teenage Market
- In-house Amnesty training about the Arms Trade Treaty
- Amoretti Chamber Orchestra concert and fund raiser in May 2012
- A talk to the group given by our new friend from Syria
- Together for Syria event at Wilmslow High School
- Refuge Week Stall in Heaton Moor.
If you'd like to join us for our September meeting, and the start of another year of activities, you're very welcome. Come along to Cheadle Hulme on the evening of September 13th - details here!