Executive Director of AIUSA Visits Group 11
Margaret Huang, an advocate for human rights and racial justice for more than two decades and the Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, visited Group 11 for our October 23rd monthly meeting.
Amnesty Staffers Visit Group 11
Denise Bell (Researcher for Refugee & Migrant Rights and former Group 11 member), Prachi Rao (Field Organizer) and Edwin Gur (Community Programs Coordinator) were welcome guests at Group 11’s July 2018 meeting. Denise discussed Amnesty’s organizational approach, gave us an overview of campaigns and programs and brought us up to speed on upcoming initiatives, including the August Lobby Week, Regional Conferences, Write 4 Rights, and NY Member Leader Meeting.
Teodora is free!
In a welcome and unexpected development, the Supreme Court of El Salvador freed Teodora del Carmen Vásquez on Feb. 15, 2018, ending her 10-year legal nightmare. Teodora’s case had been a focus of Group 11 and we are thrilled to learn she is now at home with her family.