July Monthly Meeting

Posted By on July 7, 2014

Our Monthly Meeting will be this Monday 7/7.
C-ville Coffee
Agenda: Future Plans, join us

Guantanamo Solidarity Action

Posted By on June 10, 2013

closegThe list below provides names and details of Guantanamo detainees to whom messages of solidarity–postcards, cards or letters–may be sent. These have been selected on the basis of receiving consent from their lawyers to do so.

We will keep posting updates on local actions.

June Monthly Meeting

Posted By on June 1, 2013

Our Monthly Meeting, Monday 6/3, 7:30 pm. Cville Coffee. Agenda:

Plan for future actiona and HR projects, we will consider actions focused on the situation at Guantanamo & with the use of Drones.
Letters Writing.
any other cause of interest to you
Please join us ..

The Guantánamo Dilemma

Posted By on May 7, 2013


>A hunger strike puts Guantánamo back in the news. So what?

A Presentation & Discussion by Luke Hansen

Thursday, May 16, 2013
7:00 – 8:30 pm
Random Row Books
315 W. Main Street Charlottesville

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When a prisoner left Guantánamo in a coffin last September, it seemed to be the only way out for the remaining 166 prisoners. But a hunger strike involving at least 100 prisoners has put the prison back into the national spotlight, and President Barack Obama is facing new pressure to finally close Guantánamo. But should he?

LUKE HANSEN has traveled to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to report on the military trial for the 9/11 defendants, and he has met with former Guantánamo prisoners who live in Bermuda. Luke will describe these experiences and lead a discussion on what path forward best reflects national security concerns and fundamental values. Luke is an associate editor for America, the national Catholic weekly magazine.

Sponsored by: Charlottesville Amnesty International

May Meeting and event planning

Posted By on May 6, 2013

Our Monthly Meeting, Monday 5/6, 7:30 pm. Cville Coffee. Agenda:
• Plan for future actiona and HR projects, we will consider actions focused on the situation at Guantanamo. Even planned for 5/16 …
• Letters Writing.
• any other cause of interest to you

Get on the Bus

Posted By on March 29, 2013

Washington, DC – Friday, April 12, 2013

Join like-minded activists for a day of rallies and fun for human rights in our nation’s capital. Get on the Bus for Human Rights (GOTB) is an annual day of human rights education and activism organized by Amnesty International USA groups in Somerville, MA and Washington, DC. We organize peaceful actions outside of embassies, consulates, and public spaces on behalf of those whose human rights have been violated. In 2011, Amnesty local groups in Washington, DC brought the event to the nation’s capital for the first time. 2013 marks the third annual Get on the Bus Day in Washington, DC, on Friday, April 12. Details
Please contact us if you like to go.

April Meeting

Posted By on March 29, 2013

Our Monthly Meeting, Monday 4/1, 7:30 pm. Cville Coffee. Agenda:
• Plan for future actiona and HR projects.
• Letters Writing.
• any other cause of interest to you
Please join us ..

What does the law say about drones and lethal force?

Posted By on March 11, 2013

Join two human rights experts for a discussion about the US government’s use of drones and the “rule book” for the use of lethal force that already exists: the Constitution, international human rights law and, in the exceptional circumstances where it applies, the law of armed conflict. We’ll also talk about the flawed idea for “kill courts,” the precedent the US government is setting for the world’s use of drones, and actions we can take to reform US drone policy and help ensure that no person is wrongfully killed.

Where: Random Row Books, Charlottesville
When: Wednesday, March 20, 7 pm.

With Zeke Johnson, Director of Amnesty International USA’s Security with Human Rights Campaign and Mason Clutter, National Security Counsel for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Sponsored by Charlottesville Amnesty International.

Email [email protected] for more details.

We are the Line

Posted By on March 7, 2013

As one in three women will be abused or raped in her lifetime, our Amnesty group has decided to speak out against the atrocities that many women face and must overcome. We are hosting a candlelight vigil called “We are the Line” for March 8th on the downtown mall from 6-7:30pm. There will be 100 candles, each representing the 11 million abused women. We are contacting hundreds of activists in Charlottesville from youth groups in high schools and UVA. There are several speakers from the community, the Sexual Assault Resource Agency and UVA coming. We would highly appreciate it if you could join us among the concerned civilians of Charlottesville in raising awareness about violence towards women in our community and around the world.

March Meeting – Lots of Events

Posted By on March 1, 2013

Our Monthly Meeting, Monday 3/4, 7:30 pm. Cville Coffee. Events Agenda:
•”We Are The Line”, Fri 3/8.
•”What does the law say about drones and lethal force?”, Wed 3/20.
•Festival of the Book, Thur-Sun 3/21-24.
•AI Human Rights Conference, Sat 3/23.
•Meeting Day/time Change ???
•your role in the group. ???
•Letters Writing.
•any other cause of interest to you
Please join us ..

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Amnesty International Group 157
Working for Human Rights in Charlottesville for 25 Years!

Amnesty International Group 157 has been serving AI in the Charlottesville area for 25 years. We believe in human rights as a foundation for peace and justice and we regularly take actions demanding that governments live up to the standards set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

We write letters on behalf of human rights victims, hold seminars on human rights topics and raise funds to support the preservation of human rights world wide.

Please join us! Every voice counts !

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