Carl Schachter 45th Human Rights Concert to Benefit Amnesty USA Group 11


Group 11 held its annual benefit concert virtually on Sunday, December 6, 2020. We thank Carl Schachter for his generosity in furthering our vision. We also thank our special contributors Miriam Kartch, Laura Friedman and Paul Shneyer, Sharon Griffin, Anna Procyk, Richard Goode and The Kranzdorf Family Foundation. You can still make a donation and stream the full concert (see link below). Program notes are here.

Write 4 Rights – Jan. 26, 2021


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 19 years and today, it’s the world’s biggest human rights event.

Click “Take Action” to view and print this year’s focus group of case letters.

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, 1/23/2021, 6:30pm.

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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