About us

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.

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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. 

Upcoming Events

* May monthly meeting and tabling at Eastlake Music Festival - 27 May 2017:
We will have an earlier and shorter meeting at Dave's home in Oakland near Lake Merritt, from 1 to 2 pm.  We will then go over to table at the Eastlake Music Festival.  We did this in 2016, it was a very successful form of outreach, and will do it again.