News

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.

Denise Bell Presentation 1

Denise Bell Presentation 2

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.

Group 11: Winner of the 2017 Individuals at Risk Case Commitment Award!

AIUSA Group 11 volunteers posing with 2017 Individuals at Risk Case Commitment Award
AIUSA Group 11 volunteers posing with 2017 Individuals at Risk Case Commitment Award