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

Next meeting: Tue, Nov 23, 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.

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.