50th Anniversary Celebration

On October 25th, 2022 members of Group 11 and other local groups, AIUSA staff, led  by Executive Director Paul O’Brien, and AIUSA supporters gathered at Goddard-Riverside to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Enjoy a selection of photos from the joyous occasion.


Founded in 1972, Group 11 of Amnesty International USA (AIUSA), based in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, has been at the forefront of the struggle to protect human rights for decades. We accomplish our mission by writing letters and postcards; signing petitions; tabling at Grand Central Station and at street fairs and other events; contacting members of Congress and federal agencies and presenting our positions to foreign government missions in New York and Washington.

Monthly Meetings

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

Write 4 Rights

Sometimes a letter can change someone’s life. That’s the idea behind Write for Rights, our global letter-writing campaign. We’ve been doing it for 20 years and today, it’s the world’s biggest human rights event.

To find out more or to participate, click here.

Next meeting: Tue, Feb 24, 2023 6:30pm

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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Letter Writing Campaign

Group 11 members have engaged in a monthly letter writing campaigns for decades You can find our latest letters by clicking here.

Featured Letter – Iran

The recently imposed harsh sentence of Narges Mohammadi, a human rights activist, to 80 lashes, 30 months of imprisonment, and two monetary fines for filing a complaint against the Prison Director for a beating she received inside the Evin prison is a blatant violation of Iran’s obligations under international law.

Russia: Stop Your War on Ukraine

The government of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a manifest violation of the United Nations Charter and an act of aggression that is a crime under international law. All those involved in this crime must be held accountable and the war must end immediately. Indiscriminate attacks violate international humanitarian law (the laws of war) and can constitute war crimes. Tell Russian authorities—including President Vladimir Putin, Minister of Defense General Sergey Shoigu and Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov—that the government of Russia must stop its war on Ukraine, stop attacking civilians and civilian objects in Ukraine, stop violating the human rights of peaceful protesters, and comply with its obligations under international human rights and humanitarian law.