Amnesty International USA East Bay

Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights.  

Our local East Bay chapter of Amnesty International USA (Group 612) meets in Oakland, CA the last Saturday of the month.  Join us to advance human rights!  See our "Meetings" tab for more information! 

We work to protect people where justice, freedom, truth, and dignity are denied.  Amnesty International is the world's largest grassroots human rights organization.  We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world.

Upcoming events

Write for Rights 2018: annual worldwide letter-writing for Prisoners of Conscience

Every year, to celebrate International Human Rights Day, we hold a "write-a-thon" to generate hundreds of letters of support on behalf of prisoners of conscience and other individuals at risk around the world. This is part of Amnesty International's global Write For Rights (W4R) campaign, started in 2007 by a local chapter in Poland. We cordially invite you to join us in writing letters and solidarity cards on: 

Saturday, December 15, 2018 and Sunday December 16

11 am to 5:00 pm

The Crucible 
1260 7th Street Oakland
CA 94607
(a short walk from West Oakland BART station)

This year, look for our table on the mezzanine level.  

Join us!

Our local group writes letters, gathers signatures, holds educational events, lobbies our representatives, and works to promote human rights change in our community and around the world.  

Group dinner to say Good-bye and Thank-you to Allyson:

Back row, L->R: Dave, Paula, Berto, Allyson, Elissa, Chilo; Seated, L->R: Judi, Bernard, Sallyann, Hilary