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You are warmly invited to our fundraising

Pub Quiz

7:30pm Thursday 22nd June

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!

Tuesday 23rd May from 6.30pm

THIS IS STARTING HALF AN HOUR LATER, TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO TAKE PART IN THE HOPE NOT HATE VIGIL FOR MANCHESTER, IN VICTORIA SQUARE, ROUND THE CORNER FROM JAVA, WHICH STARTS AT 6pm.

Our regular Amnesty letter writing / signing event for current cases (thanks to Jenny for monitoring the case sheets and producing the letters).

We’re meeting again at Java Lounge, 124 Colmore Row, city centre, near the council house and town hall.

Look for us towards the back of the café. You can drop by for a short time or longer if you like.

See you there!

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

Summer Events: Bringing Human Rights to Brum

Thursday 11th May 2017 at 8:00pm

at Aston University Student Union

Please note the start time is later than usual: we will be careful with timekeeping to make sure that the meeting does not run on too late.

There are several exciting events coming up that will give us a chance to take our human rights message to the public, including Birmingham Pride, Refugee Week and the Moseley Festival street fair.  We’ll be looking at our plans for those, as well as for fundraising, and hearing the latest updates on our focus campaigns.

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!

We will be at the Student Union at Aston University (see map below).  If you’d  like to join us for a friendly chat beforehand we’ll be meeting from 7:30 in the reception area of the student union

Aston Uni Student Union

Tuesday 25th April, from 6.00 pm for about an hour: 

– we’re meeting again at Java Lounge, 124 Colmore Row, city centre, near the council house and town hall, to write or sign letters for specific Amnesty cases.

Look for us towards the back of the café. You can drop by for a short time or longer if you like.
See you there!

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

Planning for: Pub Quiz, Pride & Petitions

Thursday 13th April 2017 at 7:30pm

at The Priory Rooms, 40 Bull St, Birmingham city centre, B4 6AF

Apologies at a slight change of venue: Priory Rooms is just behind the Peace Hub where we were going to meet (and will meet next month, promise!)

As the weather starts to improve, we’ll be thinking about some of our human rights actvities, including Birmingham Pride and Refugee Week, and fundraising opportunities: so bring your ideas & enthusiasm!  We’ll also hear back about how the national Amnesty AGM went.

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!  The room is booked from 7pm, so feel free to drop in early for a chat if you’d like.

From Amnesty UK:

“Living in uncertainty

As EU citizens, Michal and his wife had the right to live and work here. Now, their lives are in jeopardy.

While their daughters were born in the UK, neither Michal or his wife have British citizenship. And the government has refused to tell them, and people from across Europe, what their rights will be after the UK has left the EU.
Since the referendum last June, Michal and people from across Europe have lived in uncertainty over their future. Will they have to leave the country and give up everything – their jobs, studies, house, friends, partners, even their children?
‘I’m worried that many EU citizens will be seen as intruders and treated as a ‘second-class citizens’ just because of where we come from and irrespective of what we bring. Many people feel unwanted, rejected and that their efforts to integrate in the local community and contribute financially are not properly recognised. That includes not only people like me who’ve lived here for many years, but also more recent arrivals who’ve made this country their home too.’”

Please sign the petition to guarantee EU citizens’ right to remain in the U.K..

Letter writing at Java

Tuesday 28th March, from 6.00 pm for about an hour: 

– we’re meeting again at Java Lounge, 124 Colmore Row, city centre, near the council house and town hall, to write or sign letters for specific Amnesty cases.

Look for us towards the back of the café. You can drop by for a short time or longer if you like.