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You are warmly invited to join us, Amnesty Bournville and Amnesty UK’s Rainbow Network on

Birmingham Pride Parade

Saturday 25th May 2019

Assemble on Victoria Square between 11:00 and 11:30

Birmingham Pride is a celebration of gender and sexual diversity, and also a demonstration in support of the human rights of LGBTI+ people. We’ll be sharing the message that ‘Love is a Human Right’ and standing in solidarity with people across the world who are facing discrimination, oppression and criminalisation for being who they are.

We will have some Amnesty T-shirts for people to wear (or bring your own if you already have one) and feel free to add your own rainbow accessories or face-paint. The parade sets off at 12pm, and will be finished by 2pm, please get there by 11:30am as you will need to sign in. If you’re planning on joining us, please drop an email to amnestybrum@gmail.com so we know to look out for you.

And if you’re going into the Pride festival after the parade, we will have a stall on the Saturday, so come to say hello and sign some petitions in support of human rights.

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Two events being organised by our friends at Wolverhampton Amnesty:

Film: The Other Side of Hope

Monday 17th June 6:00pm

at the Lighthouse Cinema, Fryer St, Wolverhampton, WV1 1HT

A special screening for Refugee Week. Contact Anne (chair of AI Wolverhampton) for more details: annmoran180@btinternet.com

Amnesty Wolverhampton garden party 2019

Sunday June 23rd 2:00-5:00

202 Henwood Road WV6 8NZ

live music, bric-a-brac, raffle, prizes, food, drinks

Admission free – bring cash to spend (proceeds to Amnesty Wolverhampton)

You are warmly invited to our June:

Canal Walk: Social & Fundraiser

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Starting 1pm on Sunday 2nd June 2019

Meet at Small Heath Train Station, B11 2PN

A leisurely walk along the canal from Small Heath to Solihull, finishing 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.

You are warmly invited to our fundraising

Pub Quiz

7:00pm Thursday 6th June 2019

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!

Apologies for the late reminder! You are warmly invited to our May Planning Meeting where the focus will be:

Summer of Love (for Human Rights)

Thursday 9th May 2019 at 7:30pm

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

We’ll be finalising plans for Birmingham Pride, as well as looking ahead to the Moseley Festival street fair, Refugee Week and fundraising activities.

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.

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.

To avoid a clash with Easter holidays, we’re holding April’s letter writing session on the fifth Tuesday of the month:

Letters for Human Rights

From 6pm Tuesday 30th April

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.

Apologies for the late reminder! You are warmly invited to our April Meeting where the focus will be:

Pride Planning: Love is a Human Right

Thursday 11th April 2019 at 7:30pm

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

With Birmingham Pride arriving at the end of May, we’ll be looking at Amnesty’s current campaigns to support the human rights of LGBTI+ people. As in previous years, we hope to join up with other local groups and Amnesty UK’s LGBTI+ Network, to use the event to highlight LGBTI+ human rights defenders around the world and gather support from the public.

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.

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.