Amnesty International

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<davisamnesty AT gmail DOT com>
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[WWW]http://www2.dcn.org/orgs/davisamnesty/

The Amnesty International Davis Community Chapter (Group 21) is a community organization that works in partnership with people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights. The purpose of Amnesty International is to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world.

The Davis Community Chapter meets regularly to write letters, present films, host speakers and organize other actions on behalf of victims of human rights violations. Reflecting the five current national priorities of Amnesty International USA, the Davis Community Chapter presently works for human rights victories in Darfur, Abolishing the Death Penalty, the Counter Terror with Justice campaign, Prisoners of Conscience, and the Stop Violence Against Women campaign. They also belong to the local Progressive Coalition.

Events

URGENT ACTION - TROY DAVIS

Your letters and editorials worked! Troy Davis has been granted a stay of execution by the federal appeals court in Atlanta, GA. Visit the AIUSA website at [WWW]http://www.amnestyusa.org/ for more information.

Despite the work of activist groups worldwide, Troy Davis is scheduled to be executed on October 27, 2008 at 7pm following the decision by the US Supreme Court not to hear Troy's final petition. Amnesty International has issued an Urgent Action to encourage the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, as the sole authority to grant executive clemency, to reconsider their decision not to grant clemency despite the overwhelming evidence of innocence. More information about the Urgent Action follow the links to [WWW]http://www.amnestyusa.org/actioncenter/actions/uaa28308.pdf. Additional information can be found on the AIUSA website at [WWW]http://www.amnestyusa.org/.

Stop Violence Against Women Campaign

Calling all artists! The Northern California region Amnesty International chapters are working on a traveling art exhibit in conjunction with the Stop Violence Against Women Campaign. Please contact us at davisamnesty@gmail.com if you have any artistic works you would like to submit for this important campaign. The traveling exhibit will culminate with a concert in San Francisco where your art will be displayed.

Meetings

The first half of the November 6, 2008 meeting will be an informational meeting for all those interested in joining Amnesty International and the human rights movement. We will discuss event planning during the second half of the meeting followed by a letter writing action. We hope to see you there!

Letter-Writing / Event planning meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm at the International House, 10 College Park, Davis

Tabling

We occasionally provide information about Amnesty International and human rights at the Davis Farmer's Market. To volunteer to staff the table, contact us via the email address above.

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