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A reminder that you are invited to join us for Birmingham Pride this Saturday (26th May).  We’ll be joining the parade to highlight the need to stand up for the human rights of LGBTI people across the world.

To take part, please arrive at Victoria Square on Saturday by 11am (we will be there from 10.30am). You will need to sign a form to participate in the parade at that time.

If you can, drop us an email at amnestybrum@gmail.com so we can look out for you.  Look out for our Love is a Human Right placards to identify us. We will be group 89 out of 118.

Free t-shirts will be available, we will have placards and we’ll have stickers for distribution too. The parade will depart via Colmore Row at 12 noon.

 

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If you would like to join the group on the Birmingham Pride Parade through the city centre, please come to Victoria Square / Colmore Row area for 10.45 am (parade starts about 11.15). Our slot in the parade is number 89.

Queries to amnestybrum@gmail.com, please try to email us in advance so we can keep an eye out for you.

Thank you.

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You are warmly invited to our May Meeting where the focus will be:

Pride Planning: Stand Up for LGBTI Rights!

Thursday 10th May 2018 at 7:30pm

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

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We’ll be using some activities provided by Amnesty UK’s LGBTI Network to learn about Amnesty’s campaigns to support the human rights of LGBTI people around the world.  We’ll also be planning our presence at Birmingham Pride 2018, in conjunction with the Bournville and University Amnesty groups.  Plus we’ll look ahead to our activities this summer, around Refugees Welcome.

Everyone is welcome to join us – we look forward to seeing you there.

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,

Please note that there are stairs up to the meeting room.  If you have any accessibility needs, please let us know at amnestybrum@gmail.com and we will make sure we can meet your needs.

You are warmly invited to our fundraising

Pub Quiz

7:30pm Thursday 31st May 2018

at Bacchus Bar, Burlington Arcade, New St, Birmingham B2 4JH

Entry £5 per person, all proceeds to AmnestyBrum

Join in with this fun quiz to raise funds for AmnestyBrum’s work for human rights.  Quizmaster Tom will take us through a mixture of general knowledge and Amnesty-themed questions, in the unique underground atmosphere of Bacchus Bar.  You don’t need to have a team ready-formed (although you’re welcome to), you can simply turn up and we’ll get into teams on the night.

All welcome, come along and feel free to bring a friend!

From 6pm for up to an hour, signing letters to appeal for prisoners of conscience around the world.

Java Lounge on Colmore Row, near Town Hall and the Museum in Birmingham city centre.

There will also be a chance to send a letter to the Home Office and local MPs protesting against the Hostile Environment Immigration policy, which has led to the terrible treatment of the Windrush generation as widely reported.

Caroline Lucas MP has set up an Early Day Motion to investigate the Home Office in the light of Windrush cases and the Hostile Environment.

Please write to your MP if you can to ask for their support: the Motion is online linked here.

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“The appalling cruelty exposed by the #Windrush scandal is a direct result of *deliberate* policies, especially Theresa May’s ‘hostile environment’. We need an independent review of the Home Office. Please ask your MP to sign x-party Early Day Motion 1182 > parliament.uk/edm/2017-19/11…” (Caroline Lucas via Twitter).