Amnesty International Write-a-thon 2016

AIstamp2Join Amnesty International Local Group #452
in a letter-writing marathon for human rights.

Saturday, December 10, 2016
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

College United Methodist Church
 4300 Telegraph Road, Ventura
  Corner of Baylor Avenue (across from Ventura College)

Every year around International Human Rights Day on December 10, hundreds of thousands of people around the world send a letter on behalf of someone they’ve never met, as part of Write for Rights. Our messages help convince government officials to release people imprisoned for expressing their opinion (called “prisoners of conscience” by Amnesty), stop the use of torture, commute death sentences, and end other human rights abuses.

We furnish snacks, pens, paper, stamps and good company.

Drop in any time between 1 and 4 to write a few letters.

Several cases from last year’s Write for Rights have already been freed, including Congolese pro-democracy activists Fred Bauma and Yves Makwambala, human rights activists once facing the death penalty;

Albert Woodfox, subjected to over 4 decades of solitary confinement in Louisiana;

and Phyoe Phyoe Aung, a prisoner of conscience and student leader in Myanmar.

For more info,  call Nan Durantini (805) 650-7314 or Mary Olson (805) 223-1187
www.amnestyusa.org/writeathon

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