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Write for Rights Amnesty International Winnipeg

Write for Rights Amnesty International Winnipeg

Dec 5, 7:00pm - Dec 5, 9:00pm

27 Dundurn Pl, Winnipeg, MB R3G 1C1, Canada Map

Every year people around the world Write for Rights around International Human Rights day. Our messages help convince government officials to release people imprisoned for expressing their opinion and other basic human rights, and end other human rights abuses.

The more participants in Write for Rights, the more letters we generate, increasing our influence on government officials.
We need YOU to join us this year ! #writeforrights

All letter writing supplies, stamps, and help are provided. If you want to - bring something for the hors d-oeuvre potluck - or just come!

We will write to governments, activists, prisoners, and family members to advocate for:
Xulhan - an LGBTI activist in Bangladesh who was murdered;
Indigenous land protectors opposing the Site C dam in Canada;
Mahadine - an activist jailed in Chad for a Facebook post;
Ni Yulan - a housing activist harassed in China;
Hanan - arrested in Egypt for searching for her missing husband;
Sakris - a transgendered activist in Finland;
Indigenous land protectors in Honduras;
Farid and Issa - protesting war crimes in Occupied Palestinian Territories;
Shackelia in Jamaica - protesting police killings
Clovis in Madagascar - jailed for protecting rain forest
The Istanbul 10 - human rights activists in Turkey

You can find out more at writeathon.ca

22 interested  ·  5 going
Write for Rights UofW

Write for Rights UofW

Nov 22, 12:30pm - Nov 22, 4:00pm

The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB  R3B 2R6 Map

Every year around International Human Rights Day, hundreds of thousands of people around the world send a letter on behalf of someone they've never met. 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.

Letter writing has always been at the heart of Amnesty International's human rights campaigning and 54 years of human rights activism shows us that words really do have the power to change lives. But volume matters: the more participants in Write for Rights, the more letters and e-mail messages we generate, increasing our influence on government officials

We need YOU to join us this year !

📝Stop by The Hive and write a letter, or a few. Every letter counts.

📢Local rights defenders will share stories of courage and survival.

🍕Pizza and snacks will be served.

📍The Hive is located at the Ellice Avenue entrance of University of Winnipeg

58 interested  ·  17 going
End Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar

End Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar

Nov 1, 7:00pm - Nov 1, 9:00pm

215 Isabel St, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R5, Canada Map

A panel discussion on protecting ethnic minorities in Myanmar and other forgotten places.
Guest speakers include former refugees who will share stories of strength and survival.

Guest Speakers:
Mohammed Tayab, Member of the Rohingya community in Winnipeg
Kay Seng, Former refugee from Burma and “Grandmother” of the Karen community in Winnipeg
Humaira Jaleel, Co-Chair, Amnesty International Group 19
Dr. Shauna Labman, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba
JUST ADDED: Sandy Deng, General Secretary, Manitoba Women for Women of South Sudan

This is a free event and everyone is welcome!

Sponsored by: Amnesty International & IRCOM #RohingyaCrisis

77 interested  ·  20 going
Refugee Claimants: The stories behind the headlines

Refugee Claimants: The stories behind the headlines

May 24, 7:00pm - May 24, 9:00pm

215 Isabel St, Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R5, Canada Map

Sharing personal stories, addressing misconceptions and identifying areas for action.

Co-sponsored by IRCOM (Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization Manitoba) and Amnesty International Winnipeg. Takes place at IRCOM House Isabel

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.


Guest speakers will include:

A refugee claimant who recently crossed the border from the United Sates. As hrer refugee hearing will be taking place within the next few weeks, Amnesty International has chosen not to post her identity in advertising for this event.

Maysoun Darweesh, originally from Syria, has a Bachelor of Journalism and worked as a journalist in Syria. She fled to Macau (China) as a refugee and joined her husband who had fled one year earlier.. They were both persecuted by the Syrian government for their work in human rights activism. In Macao, Maysoun taught English as an Additional Language to kindergarten and elementary students at Santa Fatima School and volunteered with Mission of Charity and Cradle of Hope for orphans. She came to Canada in 2012 because her family did not feel safe in China. Currently, she works as a Volunteer Matching Specialist with Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council Inc. (Welcome Place). She is a volunteer with MCC, a member of the Asian Heritage Society and a board member at CHAI (Christian Help all Immigrants). She is married and has two daughters.

Bashir Khan practices immigration and refugee law in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has represented his clients before all Divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada as well as before the Federal Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal. He is a member of the Law Society of Manitoba. In October 2016, he was awarded a Master of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School (York University) in Toronto.

83 interested  ·  32 going
Write for Rights Winnipeg

Write for Rights Winnipeg

Dec 1, 7:00pm - Dec 1, 9:00pm

27 Dundurn Place Map

Do you have Human Rights on your mind going into this holiday season?

Human Rights day happens on December 10th and in preparation Amnesty International Community Group 19 will be hosting its annual Write for RIghts event.

Join us Tuesday December 1st from 7-9 pm in support of the national Write for Rights Campaign.

Participate in a combination of letter writing actions, and greeting card support campaigns while sipping some hot (non-alchaholic) wassail.

Meeting at 27 Dundurn Place, just off Maryland, between Wolseley & Westminster Aves.

All are welcome!

If you have questions please feel free to contact us here or at amnestywinnipeg@gmail.com

33 interested  ·  11 going
Run for Rights

Run for Rights

Jun 7, 8:30am

Kildonan Park
2015 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB   Map

Support Amnesty International in this year's Run for Rights!

Whether you choose to walk, run, cycle or rollerblade, this event is a great way to get some exercise or warm up for the Manitoba Marathon, all while supporting social justice and human rights!

To take part in the Run for Rights, you may collect pledges for or make a donation to Amnesty International. Everyone is welcome, and there is no minimum donation or pledge required to participate!

To learn more or to download a registration and pledge form, visit: runforrights.org/

We hope to see you there!

2 interested  ·  6 going
Write for Rights

Write for Rights

Dec 10, 12:00pm - Dec 10, 1:00pm

Amnesty International Winnipeg- Group 19
*for mail only* 251 B Notre Dame Ave.
Winnipeg, MB  R3B 1N8 Map

Amnesty Winnipeg presents three opportunities to join others in writing for rights in December. Letters are written to press governments to respond to a human rights concern on selected cases.

We hope to see you at one of these three events!

December 3, 2013
7:00-9:00 pm
27 Dundurn Ave.
This will be a potluck event - please bring a dish to share

December 10, 2013
12:00-1:00 pm
Welcome Place, 521 Bannatyne Ave.

December 12, 2013
7:00-8:30 pm
Millenium Public Library, Buchwald Room

For more information: amnestymanitoba.webs.com/events.htm

Violence Against Women: A Weapon of War

Violence Against Women: A Weapon of War

Nov 21, 7:00pm - Nov 21, 8:30pm

Millennium Library
251 Donald Street
Winnipeg, MB   Map

Learn about the devastating impacts of violence against women in the Democratic Republic of Congo and other parts of the world and what we can do to prevent it.

You're invited to hear featured speaker, Catherine Biaya, president of Women in Action S.O.S., a local human rights group founded by women from the DRC.

This free event will take place in the Buchwald Room of the Millenium Library on Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 7-8:30pm.

Invite your friends!

For more information, contact Louise at lsimba@mts.net or call 204-475-4565.

11 interested  ·  29 going
MAY Letter Writing

MAY Letter Writing

May 7, 7:00pm - May 7, 9:00pm

27 Dundurn

Please join us to do some of Amnesty's most basic and fundamental work! We will provide letters, supplies, good company, and assistance if needed.

March Letter Writing

March Letter Writing

Mar 5, 7:00pm - Mar 5, 9:00pm

27 Dundurn

Please join us to do some of Amnesty's most basic and fundamental work! We will provide letters, supplies, good company, and assistance if needed.

January Letter Writing *Please note date change.

January Letter Writing *Please note date change.

Jan 8, 7:00pm - Jan 8, 9:00pm

27 Dundurn

*This month's letter writing meeting will be on the second Tuesday of the month, rather than the first.

Please join us to do some of Amnesty's most basic and fundamental work! We will provide letters, supplies, good company, and assistance if needed.

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Write for Rights - December Letter Writing Party!

Write for Rights - December Letter Writing Party!

Dec 4, 7:00pm - Dec 4, 9:00pm

27 Dundurn Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba Map

This letter writing session is our annual Holiday letter writing party - and it's also Write for Rights!

We'll be writing on behalf of political prisoners and those who have suffered human rights violations, as always, and in addition we will be writing Holiday cards to political prisoners.

This session is registered for the national Write for Rights campaign - celebrating Human Rights Day (December 10).

Some snacks will be provided, but other snacks or drinks are welcome.

Please join us for this fun event, and feel free to bring someone with you!

3 interested  ·  2 going
November Letter Writing Circle

November Letter Writing Circle

Nov 6, 7:00pm - Nov 6, 9:00pm

27 Dundurn Ave. Map

Join us next week for our monthly letter writing get together. Letters, supplies, and a good time will be provided - please bring yourself and some excitement for human rights!

1 interested  ·  2 going
October Letter Writing

October Letter Writing

Oct 2, 7:00pm - Oct 2, 9:00pm

Please join us for our second letter writing circle of the season. We will be writing letters on behalf of various human rights abuse victims and would appreciate your support.

1 going
September Letter Writing Circle

September Letter Writing Circle

Sep 4, 7:00pm - Sep 4, 9:00pm

Come and join us for our first letter writing meeting of the 2012-2013 year!

Letter writing is how Amnesty International got started, and remains fundamental to our work.

Please e-mail us at amnestywinnipeg@gmail.com with any questions or for more information.

Amnesty International at the 11th Annual Run for Rights

Amnesty International at the 11th Annual Run for Rights

Jun 2, 8:30am - Jun 2, 3:00pm

Registration is from 8:30 to 9:00 am. The Run starts at 9:30am!

FIND YOUR AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PLEDGE FORM NOW AT www.runforrights.org - CLICK ON "TAKE PART" AND THEN LOOK FOR US!

You can walk, cycle, run, wheel or blade a 5 km or 10 km route.

There is no minimum donation or pledge amount required to participate. Everyone is welcome!

Support the struggle for human rights by collecting pledges for - or making a donation to - Amnesty International. Pledge forms will be available soon!

Please share this event with family and friends!

Run for Rights is organized by a coalition of Winnipeg organizations working for human rights and social justice.

Visit the website at www.runforrights.org for up to date information. Pledge forms are now available under the "Take Part" tab; look for the Amnesty International pledge form!

Want to volunteer? Contact Louise at lsimba@mts.net or call 475-4565.

Sponsored by: Assiniboine Credit Union, MGEU, CKUW 95.9, 101.5 UMFM, Investors Group, HOT 103, QX 104

Sanctioned by: Athletics Manitoba

9 interested  ·  20 going
Letter Writing Circle

Letter Writing Circle

Nov 1, 7:00pm - Nov 1, 11:00pm

Take action against human rights abuses around the world. Come join the monthly meeting to write letters about human rights. We provide the letters and materials. Tuesday, November 1, 7-9 pm, 27 Dundurn Place.

1 going
Letter Writing

Letter Writing

Sep 6, 7:00pm - Sep 6, 11:00pm

Take action against human rights abuses around the world. Come join the monthly meeting to write letters about human rights. We provide the letters and materials.

1 interested  ·  5 going
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