EVENTS

In addition to our monthly meetings where we write letters and plan, our Amnesty International East Bay Chapter hold various human rights events throughout the year. We lobby our representatives on various human rights issues, we table at concerts and in our neighborhoods to collect signatures, we put on educational events, we work with local organizations to raise awareness about human rights issues.

online Events Calendar

Past Events

10am - 3pm Sun, 12/15 @ Jack London Square

Every year, near 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. Read more about Write For Rights on the AI USA website.

We cordially invite you to join us in writing letters and solidarity cards on:

Sunday, December 15 (10:00 am - 3:00 pm)

CUESA Farmers Market @ Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607.Palm Plaza area of the square (near Jack's Cabin) at Webster St and Water St.

Here are a map and directions.

World Refugee Day 2019

11:30 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday, June 23

Think College Now Elementary School, 825 International Blvd., Oakland

Tabling -- sharing information about Amnesty International advocacy for refugee rights.

World Refugee Day event hosted by the East Bay Refugee Forum.

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

11 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday, December 15 and Sunday December 16, 2018

The Crucible <www.thecrucible.org>

1260 7th Street Oakland

CA 94607

(a short walk from West Oakland BART station)

This event was another great success, just like prior years at The Crucible! We had one of the highest letter counts of any AI USA group. Here are the items done for each case:

World Refugee Day 2018

11 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday, June 23

Think College Now Elementary School, 825 International Blvd., Oakland

Tabling -- sharing information about Amnesty International advocacy for refugee rights.


Write for Rights 2017: annual worldwide letter-writing for Prisoners of Conscience

11am to 5:00 pm, Saturday, December 16, 2017 and Sunday December 17

The Crucible <www.thecrucible.org>

1260 7th Street Oakland, CA 94607

(a short walk from West Oakland BART station)

Every year, near 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.

Last year, we had a record number of people stand up for human rights at our East Bay event and, because of their efforts, we sent over 1,000 pieces of mail in support of these persecuted individuals. Can you help us stand up for human rights with a strong a voice this year?

Come out and Write 4 Rights!

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf signing letters with us!

Saturday, 27 May 2017

We tabled at the Eastlake Music Festival on the south end of Lake Merritt. We did this in 2016, it was a very successful form of outreach.

Write for rights 2016: annual worldwide letter-writing for Prisoners of Conscience

Saturday, December 10, 2016

This event was an incredible success! We had more letters written than any other year in recent memory. Thanks to all for their dedication and effort.

Every year, around Human Rights Day, we hold a "Write-a-thon" to generate hundreds of letters 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 campaign, started in 2007 by a local chapter in Poland.

Our venue this year will be The Crucible , an arts education organization that fosters a collaboration of arts, industry, and community. We will be holding our W4R during their "Gifty" weekend, where dozens of leading artists, craftspeople, and Crucible faculty members will be selling their best hand-made pieces in a holiday celebration of local creative culture.

We will be writing letters on behalf of the 12 cases featured in the campaign this year: http://write.amnestyusa.org

We look forward to seeing you at the Crucible!

Film Screening to Support California Proposition 62 - "After Innocence"

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Saturday, October 8, 2016

Oromo Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church

100 Hacienda Ave, San Lorenzo, CA 94580

Proposition 62 is the ballot question to end the death penalty in California. Our group is working to support it. Please join us to see a moving film, to learn more about the death penalty and Prop. 62, and to find out how you can help.

Aaron Owens will also be speaking.

Tabling at East Lake Music Festival

May 28, 2016

Our group gathered petition signatures and educated voters about the 2016 ballot proposition to end the death penalty in California. All with a shady tent and lovely Amnesty banner. Here is some proof!

Write4Rights 2015

Public Event, 1 - 5pm, Sunday, 13 December

Espresso Roma

2960 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

We will take part in Amnesty's annual global Write4Rights event. Amnesty has chosen 12 cases this year. People around the world will write letters on their behalf. You can register for the event and find it on a map by going to write.amnestyusa.org/map and entering zip code 94705, or visiting this link.

Event and Holiday Party

5 pm, Saturday, 19 December

Elsie's home

Both events were a great success! Thanks to all who took part. Our letter totals were:

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