Join Amnesty International Pittsburgh (group 39) and many other inspiring Pittsburgh rights groups and community leaders on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 for our annual Write-a-thon and Human Rights Festival.
Held from 6-9 pm at Calvary Episcopal Church, this year marks the 30th annual gathering, during which you contribute to writing between 500 and 1000 letters on important human rights cases of our time.
Stop in and stay as long as you can. Write letters. Talk to other activists. Check out information tables about local groups working in Pittsburgh on local, national and international issues. Fortify yourself with the free refreshments.
Candlelight Ceremony and City Council Proclamation at 7:30 pm.
Members of Group 39 lobby members of Congress to support refugee rights, in particular the Refugee Protection Act. From top to bottom:
with Jordan Ball, Regional Representative in Senator
Robert Casey’s Pittsburgh office
with Matt Blackburn, Western Pennsylvania
Director for Senator Pat Toomey
with Congressman Mike Doyle
The regular monthly meetings of Group 39 will from now on be on every 2nd Wednesday of the month. The meetings will be at 7pm in the library (lower level) at the First Unitarian Church in Shadyside (Morewood and Ellsworth Aves.).
The next meeting is on July 13.
Above: Some of the letters written by about 40 participants on Wendesday, June 15.
We heard testimony from two mothers of gun violence victims, updates about current legislative efforts in Pennsylvania, and wrote letters to express our viewpoints to key legislators in Harrisburg.