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You are warmly invited to two evenings of speakers and discussion on Human Rights this September: save the dates!

Firstly, we are pleased to invite you to:

Disappeared? Turkey’s Human Rights in the wake of the ‘Decree Law’

7-9pm Thursday 12th September 2019

The Priory Rooms, 41 Bull St, Birmingham, B4 6AF

Keynote speaker: Dr Ismail Sezgin, Centre for Hizmet Studies. Further speakers, including from Amnesty International, to be announced.

We ask our panel: have human rights in Turkey disappeared? And what can we do to show solidarity?


And secondly, our friends at Amnesty Wolverhampton are very pleased to announce that Kate Allen, Director of AIUK, and Eleanor Smith, MP for Wolverhampton SW, have agreed to come and speak about the situation in Myanmar. They have both visited the area so will have insight into the reality of the situation as it affects those fleeing persecution. They will also be able to provide some analysis of the current state of Myanmar and its government.

The event will be held in the Tractor Shed, Bantock Park, Wolverhampton WV3 9LQ on Friday September 20 1900-2100.

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You are warmly invited to our annual

Summer Social Meal

6pm Thursday 8th August 2019

at Damascena, 5-7 Temple Row West, Birmingham city centre, B2 5NY

Instead of a formal meeting in August we have a social meal to get to know each other better, and refresh ourselves ready to start campaigning again in the autumn. And as it’s Amnesty, we’ll bring a quick human rights action to do on the day too!

All welcome, booking essential: please email amnestybrum@gmail.com by Thursday 1st August to confirm if you would like to come.

Please note that this is the city centre branch of Damascena (near Pigeon Park) and that we are booking for 6pm, as the restaurant closes at 8pm. Damascena is a Syrian cafe & restaurant, which can cater for vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free: you can check their menu online.

A reminder that you are warmly invited to join our social & fundraising walk tomorrow (Sun 21st July) meet 1pm at Small Heath train station.

Following that, you are welcome to join us on Tuesday for our monthly:

Letters for Human Rights

From 6pm Tuesday 23rd July

at Java Lounge cafe, 124 Colmore Row, Birmingham city centre, B3 3SD.

All welcome! Simply turn up, grab a coffee if you’d like one, and join us for action and chat. We’ll provide pre-printed letters, based on research carried out by Amnesty’s international team. We start around 6pm, but you’re welcome to drop in at any point: we’re usually done by 7:15, and the café closes at 8pm.

Thanks as always to Java Lounge management for accommodating us.

You are warmly invited to our July:

Canal Walk: Social & Fundraiser

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Starting 1pm on Sunday 21st July 2019

Meet at Small Heath Train Station, B11 2PN

After the weather prevented us in June, we’ve rescheduled our leisurely walk along the canal from Small Heath. Finishing in Solihull near public transport links.   Join our friendly group for a walk over easy terrain, which will take around 2 hours, ending at a pub for a cuppa or a pint.

Everyone puts in a donation towards AmnestyBrum’s work raising awareness and taking action for Human Rights.  Suggested donation: £5.

All welcome, we look forward to seeing you there!

If it’s your first time at an AmnestyBrum event, why not drop us an email at amnestybrum@gmail.com so we know to look out for you.

A quick reminder that if you’re able to help out at the Moseley Festival street fair tomorrow (06th July) then drop us an email to amnestybrum@gmail.com

Following that, you are warmly invited to our July Planning Meeting where the focus will be:

Looking Ahead, Linking Up

Thursday 11th July 2019 at 7:30pm

at Peace Hub, 41 Bull St, Birmingham, B4 6AF

We’ll be looking ahead to an important event on human rights in Turkey in the autumn, and also thinking about how we can link up with like minded people and organisations in Birmingham to build the human rights movement.

Everyone is welcome to join us – if you’re interested in helping to organise actions and events, or are just curious as to what it’s all about, we’d love to see you.

If it’s you first time, why not drop us an email at amnestybrum@gmail.com so that we know to look out for you and to be extra friendly!  If you’d like to join us for a friendly chat beforehand the venue is open from 7pm.

We usually meet on the ground floor of the venue – there is one step up, a ramp is available if needed. The toilet is up a flight of steps, but accessible toilets can be used next door. Sorry that this is not ideal, if you have any accessibility needs please let us know at amnestybrum@gmail.com and we will do our best to meet your needs.

We’re looking for volunteers to help run our stall at the

Moseley Festival Street Fair

9:30am – 4:30pm Saturday 6th July

Alcester Rd, Moseley, B13

As usual we’ll have a stall with action cards and petitions for members of the public to sign in support of human rights in the UK and around the world. It’s always a good atmosphere at the street fair, and we have lots of positive conversations with people about human rights.

The middle of the day (11am-3pm) is generally the busiest, so if you’re able to help out for an hour or two, please drop an email to amnestybrum@gmail.com – your help will be very gratefully received.

There will always be at least two people on the stall, and if you’re new to AmnestyBrum or feeling a bit nervous, we’ll make sure you’re paired with someone experienced.

Please note the change of date this month! You are warmly invited to our June Planning Meeting where the focus will be:

MAC, Moseley & More

At a previous stall for Refugee Rights

Thursday 20th June 2019 at 7:30pm

at Peace Hub, 41 Bull St, Birmingham, B4 6AF

We’ll be finalising plans for a stall at the Refugee Week event at the MAC, as well as looking ahead to the Moseley Festival street fair next month, and an important event on human rights in Turkey in the autumn.

Everyone is welcome to join us – if you’re interested in help to organise actions and events, or are just curious as to what it’s all about, we’d love to see you.

If it’s you first time, why not drop us an email at amnestybrum@gmail.com so that we know to look out for you and to be extra friendly!  If you’d like to join us for a friendly chat beforehand we’ll be having  a pre-meeting from 7:00 on the ground floor of the Peace Hub, before heading up to the meeting room.

We usually meet on the ground floor of the venue – there is one step up, a ramp is available if needed. The toilet is up a flight of steps, but accessible toilets can be used next door. Sorry that this is not ideal, if you have any accessibility needs please let us know at amnestybrum@gmail.com and we will do our best to meet your needs.