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We connect Lethbridge, Alberta to human rights issues and concerns

Amnesty International Lethbridge Action Circle A97 - Write for Rights 2017
 

Monthly Meetings

Everyone is encouraged to join us on the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm at the Owl Acoustic Lounge (411 - 3rd Ave South, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada) for letter writing, discussion, and special event planning.

Bring the family and your friends for an evening of letter writing and conversation! (Yes - minors are permitted in the Owl until 10pm)

There is no membership fee or cost for participation.

 

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

— Martin Luther King, African-American Civil Rights Activist

 
Amnesty International Lethbridge Action Circle A97 - Write for Rights 2016
 

Our Vision & Mission

"Our vision is of a world in which every person – regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity – enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and other internationally recognized human rights standards. The UDHR states that the "the recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights" of all people is "the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world."

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights. We take action to free prisoners of conscience, protect refugees, abolish the death penalty, and end political killings, “disappearances”, torture and other grave human rights abuses. We also promote the full range of human rights of all people everywhere.

Amnesty International impartially researches and exposes specific violations, then mobilizes public pressure to stop these violations. Our work is based on international human rights standards, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We are an independent, democratic and self-governing movement, funded by our supporters around the world.

Amnesty International Lethbridge Action Circle A97 is made up of Amnesty International supporters who meet once a month to work on human rights appeals by writing letters on specific cases as advised by Amnesty International Canada. We may also hold special events on human rights issues.

Everyone is welcome and eligible to attend meetings. There is no membership fee, but individuals may join Amnesty International Canada if they choose. A good reason to join is because each individual voice when joined together with other individual voices makes a strong and loud voice for justice, equality and freedom.

 
Amnesty International Lethbridge Action Circle A97 - Monthly Letter Writing

7,500+

letters hand-written since 2007

580

letters hand-written in 2017

 

Amnesty International Lethbridge Action Circle A97 has been active since 2007 - in that time we have engaged thousands of people, written thousands of letters, and raised awareness about the importance of human rights for everyone. We are a small active group of human rights activists working together for the common good.

Find out about our Action Circle →

 
Amnesty International Lethbridge Action Circle A97 - Sisters in Spirit Vigil 2017
 

"Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free."

— 14th Dalai Lama

 

Get Involved

  • Join us at our monthly letter writing circle on the first Tuesday of every month at the Owl Acoustic Lounge;
  • Help us organize the annual Write for Rights special event on December 10 at Owl Acoustic Lounge;
  • Attend the annual Sisters in Spirit Vigil in solidarity with missing and murdered indigenous women, girls, and two spirited;
  • Pitch in at our annual highway cleanup fundraiser on either the first Saturday or second Saturday in May (dependent on the weather).
  • We are active in the community throughout the year - there are many ways to get involved!

Learn more and sign up for a volunteer opportunity →