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:
How We Work
Our crisis response teams and researchers travel to affected areas around the world to uncover individual human rights abuses and document patterns of abuse.
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.
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.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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)
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:
Dear members & friends of Amnesty International San Fernando Valley
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.
June 21, 2021 Monday 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 861 4161 4763
… 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) or Kilani Hutchinson 818-621-6714 (text only) 818-894-7589 (leave message) .
Our new official name is now
"Amnesty International San Fernando Valley."
Group 92 is still used for administrative purposes.
Click here to view a recording of Our group's own Nestor Fantini and his family presenting their story.
Join Author Jessica Goudeau, IRC Northern CA, and Amnesty International for a discussion of the refugee experience on Monday June 21st. How have America's changing attitudes towards refugees had a profound effect on the lives of those displaced around the world? What can we do to provide a more welcoming community?
World Refugee Day and Refugee Awareness Month shine a light on the rights, needs and dreams of refugees, helping to mobilize resources so those fleeing conflict or persecution can thrive in their new life.
Jun 21, 2021 06:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Click for registration information.
San Fernando Valley
Amnesty International San Fernando Valley
PO Box 4382
Panorama City, CA 91412
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