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A reminder that it’s our annual card writing event this Thursday:

Write for Rights

14th December between 6 and 8 pm

at  Java Lounge cafe in Colmore Row.

It’s our main meeting for December: we’ll be writing greetings cards in support of Human Rights defenders around the world. Read more…

Thank you – and look forward to seeing you there!

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Vigil Postponed

Due to uncertainty about the weather tomorrow (Sun 10th Dec), we have decided to pospone our vigil for Ali, which had been due to take place at 4pm.  We will instead include a photo action for Ali at our Write for Rights event on Thursday.

Apologies for any inconvenience, stay safe if you are out and about in the snow.

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Our friends at Amnesty Bournville & Freedom from Torture invite you to their annual:

Christmas Concert for Human Rights

9th December, 2017 – 11:00 to 13:00

at Carrs Lane Church, Birmingham City Centre, B4 7SX

Enjoy brilliant world music and inspiring words plus traditional Christmas fun all in a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the heart of Birmingham.

With home made refreshments, fair trade gifts and Christmas cards for sale there’s everything you’d hope for at Christmas

Everyone’s welcome so be there and bring family and friends.

Tickets: Adults £7 Under 16s Free

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Our monthly letter signing for human rights defenders around the world.

From 6pm this Tuesday, 28th November, for about an hour.

Java Lounge café is at the Council House end of Colmore Row (no. 124) in the city centre, near the top of the Frankfurt Christmas Market.

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Write for Rights 2017

You are warmly invited to our annual card-writing event

Write for Rights

14th December between 6 and 8 pm

at  Java Lounge cafe in Colmore Row.

(our regular letters venue, near the Council House and German Market in Birmingham city centre.)

It’s our main meeting for December: we’ll be writing greetings cards in support of Human Rights defenders around the world.

This is a central part of Amnesty’s work and now a regular annual event. Groups across the country and worldwide take part in a peaceful display of solidarity with some very brave individuals and groups in harsh circumstances.

Cards will be provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own too if you like. A small contribution to postal costs would also be welcome.

– Please respect the requests from Amnesty about cards and greetings in the information about the cases: so if you can, try to bring cards which do not refer to religious beliefs or festivals, or necessarily to Amnesty International. This is for the safety of the individuals concerned.

For more information on the cases and campaign, please see Amnesty UK’s web pages.

Thank you – and look forward to seeing you there!

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Our friends at Amnesty Bournville are hosting a theatre piece together with Rowheath Drama Workshop:

Then We Can Start Again

Then we can start again

7:30pm, Thursday 16th November

at Bournville Quaker Meeting House, Linden Rd, B30 1JT

Forced to leave his family in Syria and cross Europe seeking asylum in the UK, Sayid’s story, based on his own words.

Free entry, but please book: john@johndolan.co.uk

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

Action for Ali: Making Plans

Thursday 9th November 2017 at 7:30pm

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

Please note the venue, and 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.

Having seen the harrowing documentary Syria’s Disappeared at our last meeting, we’ll be thinking about how we can take action on this issue in the coming months, including highlighting our ongoing campaign for Ali, a Syrian citizen journalist who has suffered enforced disappearance by the regime.

There’ll also be an update from the recent Amnesty West Midlands regional conference, and we’ll do some planning on fundraising and our annual Write for Rights card-writing event.

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,

We realise that some group members may wish to attend this event with Burmese writer and ex-political prisoner Letyar Tun earlier in the evening.  If so, you’re welcome to join us a little later: please come to the back door of the Hub and ring the bell, we’ll listen out for you around 8pm.

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