Write 4 Rights 2020

On Tuesday evening, January 26, 2021, Group 11 held its first virtual Write4Rights event. The focus was on five cases: families in U.S. Immigration, Customs, and Enforcement (ICE) detention centers, whose health, safety, and right to pursue asylum are at risk; Jani Silva, an environmental defender in prison in Colombia; Idris Khattak, a human rights researcher who was disappeared in Pakistan; Nassima al-Sada, a women’s human rights defender in prison in Saudi Arabia; and students imprisoned for holding a peaceful Pride demonstration in Turkey.

Read more about it here.

Human Rights Priorities for the Biden Administration

Amnesty International USA calls on the Biden administration to adopt a bold, transformational strategy that places human rights at the forefront of all domestic and foreign policies.

Virtual Meetings

While coronavirus prevents us from meeting in person, Group 11 continues to hold monthly Zoom meetings, 6:30pm on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Our next Zoom session is Tues, 2/23/2021, 6:30pm.

This month’s Zoom meeting has a slightly different format as it is our annual Write 4 Rights campaign – see above for how to sign up (“Take Action”) for this special event!

Letter Writing Campaign Continues

During the coronavirus pandemic, Group 11 continues both meeting online via Zoom and our letter writing campaign. You can find our latest letters by clicking here:

Group 11 Meetings

Letter writing
Members of Group 11 participate in the annual letter writing marathon Write for Rights

Group 11 meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Goddard-Riverside Community Center, 647 Columbus between 91st and 92nd Streets. Enter on Columbus Avenue and ask for Room 9. At these meetings we review the cases and campaigns we are working on, sign prepared letters and petitions on them and discuss current human rights situations. We often have a guest speaker on a pressing human rights issue.

Prospective members are always welcome to our meetings, but we would appreciate hearing in advance if you wish to attend a meeting. You can let us know and also obtain more information about Group 11 by signing up below.

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