Meetings and Events 2021-2022
We meet on the 1st Monday (2nd if the 1st is a bank holiday) of each month, except August, from 8pm-10pm. We normally meet in the Library of the Friends Meeting House, 10 Cedar Road, Sutton SM2 5DA, just a few minutes walk from Sutton Station. However, during the covid pandemic, the meetings are being held virtually on zoom until further notice.
In the meeting we generally have a:
- Visiting speaker or trainer.
- DVD on a relevant human rights subject.
- Discussion led by one of the group.
Each meeting also contains a short letter writing session. That way we can go away feeling we have made a positive contribution to Human Rights as well as talking about issues. The meetings are held in a relaxed atmosphere - and normally include snacks, tea and coffee.
During the year we organise campaigning events in Sutton High Street, have a stall at the local annual Environment Fair as well as occasional fundraising initiatives.
Should you wish to join our group, any meetings or for general information please contact our secretary John Branford. New members are always very welcome!
Current and Planned Events
4 October 2021: Monthly Meeting (virtual) with Simone Theiss, Secretary of the Westminster & Bayswater Amnesty Group, who will speak about using social media to campaign against human rights abuses, and will also speak about her group’s work on the United Arab Emirates.
1 November 2021: Monthly Meeting (virtual) with Geraldine Chacon, a lawyer and ex prisoner of conscience from Venezuela, as guest speaker.
6 December 2021: Monthly Meeting (virtual). We will join the Amnesty Write For Rights campaign and write letters and greetings cards to prisoners of conscience all over the world. Please come and join us.
10 January 2022: Monthly Meeting
7 February 2022: Monthly Meeting
7 March 2022: Monthly Meeting
4 April 2022: Monthly Meeting
9 May 2022: Annual General Meeting
6 June 2022: Monthly Meeting
4 July 2022: Monthly Meeting
1 August 2022: Monthly Meeting (to be confirmed)
5 September 2022: Monthly Meeting
3 October 2022: Monthly Meeting
7 November 2022: Monthly Meeting
5 December 2022: Monthly Meeting