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Next Meeting, 17 December 2019, 6.45pm: Write for Rights

Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday 17 December 2019 at 6.45 pm, St Peter's Church, 119 Eaton Square, SW1W 9AL (near Victoria station).

On 10 December is Human Rights Day. Every December Amnesty International asks its supporters to join a global letter writing campaign "Write for Rights". We are encouraged to write messages of support to people around the world who have suffered injustice or are in prison for standing up for human rights. If you speak with people who were in prison, then all confirm how important it was for them to get letters and messages of support and to realise that they are not alone in their struggle for human rights. 

Amnesty International UK focuses this year on 12 cases with a particular focus on children and young people. You can find more information on Amnesty UK website about the campaign

Amnesty International Westminster Bayswater will join the Write for Rights campaign and will have a letter and card writing event on 17 December, 6.45 pm. 

Even if you are not a regular member of Amnesty International Westminster Bayswater we would like to invite you to join us for this evening.

If you want to come drop us an e-mail. We just want to have a rough idea how many people will be coming. 

Please bring some cards with you. You can bring Christmas cards and secular cards. This year Amnesty International recommends for most of the cases secular cards, this means the cards can mention Christmas, but should not have religious motives. Also for some cases it is recommended not to mention "Amnesty International". Therefore please bring not only cards which you bought via Amnesty International. If you do not have cards, do not worry, just come and join us. We had last year plenty of cards for everyone. 

Because our meeting is such a short time before Christmas, please bring something to eat or something to drink with you. We hope to have tea and we hope that people will bring mince piece, Christmas biscuits and other seasonal treats. 

If you want to know more about the Write for Rights campaign and what you can write and what you should not write, then please have a look at the Write for Rights Campaign Booklet

We hope that many of you will be able to join us and support prisoners of conscience and human rights defenders with your messages of solidarity. 

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