Write for Rights 2020

On January 22 Group 11 held its most successful Write for Rights. Hundreds of letters on behalf of human rights defenders from 10 countries were signed. They will be added to the over 300 letters from the concert and another event.

Special thanks to:

  • Sandi for the magnificent organization and management.of the event
  • Mariana and Jan for the tasty and varied refreshments.
  • Todd and George (and his friends) for the music
  • Lara for helping with the setup
  • Neil for the photos

And the members, friends and family who joined in.

American Muslim

Amnesty co-sponsored a screening of a new documentary, “American Muslim,” on Friday evening, January 17, 2020 at the Jewish Community Center, Amsterdam Avenue and 76th Street in Manhattan. The film follows several Muslim activists who live in NYC and who are protesting Trump’s Muslim ban. It shows life in New York City for American Muslim activists. Following the film, a Q&A was held that included the film’s director and Amnesty’s own Daphne Eviator who spoke at Group 11 lthe previous year.

In addition, Lenore Beaky and Sandi McMullen tabled on Sunday, Jan 19th at the JCC with Group 11’s letters and brochures. Films and events took place all weekend.

Group 11 Annual Dinner

Every spring members of Group 11 gather for dinner at a local restaurant for a convivial evening of conversation and recollection.  Prizes are awarded to the member who comes closest to guessing the number of letters sent by Group 11 the previous year. Here are photos of the January 2020 Annual Dinner, the last one before the pandemic. Todd Schwarz was the big raffle winner who had the closest guess as to the total number of letters sent by Group 11 in 2019.