Meetings and Events 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. New members are always very welcome!
Current and Planned Events
10 January 2022: Monthly Meeting (virtual)
7 February 2022: Monthly Meeting (virtual) featuring Dr Erkin Sidick, President of the Uyghur Projects Foundation, who will speak about the gross human rights violations committed against the Uyghur community by the Chinese government in East Turkestan.
7 March 2022: Monthly Meeting (virtual) featuring Barrie Hay, AIUK Russian Federation Country Coordinator, speaking about human rights violations in Russia.
4 April 2022: Monthly Meeting (virtual) featuring Sherry Izadi, wife of imprisoned British-Iranian Anoosheh Ashoori, speaking about her husband's ordeal and the efforts to free him.
9 May 2022: Monthly Meeting (virtual) featuring Kolbassia Haoussou, speaking about his harrowing experiences of torture as a political prisoner in Chad, and his work with the organisations Freedom From Torture and Survivors Speak Out.
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