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ABOUT

We are people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. We are voices for those who have none.

Amnesty International is a worldwide grassroots human rights organization which received Nobel Prize Awards in 1977.

Amnesty International San Fernando Valley

  14401 Dickens St.

  Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Third Monday,  7:00PM- 8:00PM

 

Amnesty International’s uniquely effective approach for protecting human rights uses a three-pronged approach:

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How We Work

RESEARCH

 

Our crisis response teams and researchers travel to affected areas around the world to uncover individual human rights abuses and document patterns of abuse.

MOBILIZATION

 

Our campaign teams use this research to educate the public about human rights abuses – and they give members and grassroots activists the information and tools they need to demand that human rights be protected.

ADVOCACY

 

Our staff and volunteer leaders engage in direct advocacy with policymakers at the state and federal levels in the U.S., while we rally grassroots activists from all 50 states to demand that policymakers protect human rights in the U.S. and around the world.

                   United Nations                         
Universal Declaration of Human Rights 

Introduction

In perhaps the most resonant and beautiful words of any international agreement, “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”. The commitments made by all States in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are in themselves a mighty achievement, discrediting the tyranny, discrimination and contempt for human beings that have marked human history.                            (click for more)

Action

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Answer the call to defend people under immediate threat of grave human rights abuse.  

Click HERE to go to the Urgent Action website.

TAKE ACTION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

TELL TURKEY TO DROP CHARGES AGAINST MELIKE, ÖZGÜR, AND ALL OTHER PEACEFUL PROTESTERS

From day one, biology students Melike Balkan and Özgür Gür dedicated themselves to defending lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI+) rights at their university. As members of the LGBTI+ Solidarity Group, they have organized campus Pride marches successfully for years.

But in May 2019, the university banned the planned march, and called in the police who used excessive force, including tear gas, to disperse the peaceful protestors sit-in. Police arrested at least 23 students — including Melike and Özgür — and an academic. Some of those detained hadn’t even taken part in the protest. Despite simply exercising their right to peaceful protest, 18 students and the academic are now on trial. If found guilty, they could face up to three years in prison.

Take Action: Tell the Ambassador of Turkey to drop all the charges against Melike, Özgür, and the other individuals involved in the peaceful protest.

SEND A MESSAGE:


 

 
 

 News 

Virtual Activism Conference ’21: Together for Our Future – 60 years of uniting action-takers and change-makers

October 22-24, 2021

Register here!

 

As Amnesty celebrates our 60th anniversary, together we continue our fight for human rights! This year’s Virtual Activism conference will offer 15 sessions on an array of human rights issues including:

  • Ending Racial Discrimination & Ensuring Equality and Equity

  • Understanding the root of Asian American Discrimination

  • Intersectional Feminism and Counterterrorism Law in the Middle East post 9/11

 

Please check the agenda on the VAC’21 WEBSITE for a full list of sessions offered and register here! 

Dear members & friends of Amnesty International San Fernando Valley

(Group 92).

I hope that you and your families are fine in these challenging times. Let’s never forget that despite everything, we will overcome adversity. Meanwhile, we need to try to continue with all our activities as normal as possible.

That’s why we are continuing with our meetings, but online.
So, let’s meet on the third Monday of each month as usual, but in our computers or phones. This implies, first, downloading the free application Zoom 

 

With the Zoom App open click on Join Meeting.
Input the meeting I.D. and Password when prompted.

 

Next Meeting:
October 18, 2021 Monday 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86141614763?pwd=V1YxR0l1WVByK3JDSmx3ZWtCUG56dz09

 

Meeting ID: 861 4161 4763

Passcode: 673498

 

… and INVITE your FRIENDS!!! Thanks!!!

ps: If you have any questions (including asking for a copy of the agenda), please contact co-coordinators Nestor Fantini at 818-832-5000 (leave a message) nfantini@aol.com or Kilani Hutchinson 818-621-6714 (text only) 818-894-7589 (leave message) kii081682@gmail.com.

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Our new official name is now

"Amnesty International San Fernando Valley."

Group 92 is still used for administrative purposes.

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Click here to view a recording of Our group's own Nestor Fantini and his family presenting their story.

Free People from ICE Detention Campaign  

 

The current administration has renewed the Trump-era

Title 42 order weaponizing the pandemic to block and expel people seeking safety at the border (in violation of our human rights obligations and against objections by public health officials) and will soon issue immigration enforcement priorities to determine who should be detained and deported.

 

Now that Maura is free and settling back into the community with her sponsor, we updated our online action to collect messages of warm wishes and support from activists like you who helped get her released.

 

Take Action Now:

Heroes Campaign to End Gun Violence

 

Our focus continues to be on making grassroots calls to all Senators, asking them to support and pass the Break the Cycle of Violence Act. It is critical now for these offices to hear from you, as the budget reconciliation process is underway, and we have a unique opportunity to include the Break the Cycle funding in the budget.

 

Take Action Now:

  • Phone your two Senators to pass the Break the Cycle of Violence Act.

  • If one or both of your Senators has already sponsored the bill, please thank them and encourage them to recruit other Senators to co-sponsor. (See who has cosponsored here)

  • If you have already called both of your Senators, please recruit five other people to call!

  • To really ramp up the pressure, consider calling monthly…or even weekly.

Virtual Activism Conference ’21: Together for Our Future – 60 years of uniting action-takers and change-makers

October 22-24, 2021

Register here!

 

As Amnesty celebrates our 60th anniversary, together we continue our fight for human rights! This year’s Virtual Activism conference will offer 15 sessions on an array of human rights issues including:

  • Ending Racial Discrimination & Ensuring Equality and Equity

  • Understanding the root of Asian American Discrimination

  • Intersectional Feminism and Counterterrorism Law in the Middle East post 9/11

 

Please check the agenda on the VAC’21 WEBSITE for a full list of sessions offered and register here! 

 
 
 
 
 

CONTACT
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
San Fernando Valley

Amnesty International San Fernando Valley

PO Box 4382

Panorama City, CA  91412

Email

Website Amnesty International USA 

https://www.amnestyusa.org/

Website Amnesty International SoCal

http://aisocal.wordpress.com/www.abolishslaverynow.org

Phone

(818) 894-7589