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Here's an invitation to the first Cambridge Amnesty Social/Fundraising dinner - hope you can come on 21 May, Wednesday at 7.30pm. 
Hi all

Here's an invitation to the first Cambridge Amnesty Social/Fundraising dinner - hope you can come on 21 May, Wednesday at 7.30pm. You are most welcome to bring along a friend or more, and we specially welcome people who don't make it to the group meetings but would like to be part of the Amnesty activities locally. 

Tulip is a friendly restaurant, run by a Kurdish family, serving traditional Anatolian food - plenty of choice for vegetarians and carnivores alike. 

Tulip Restaurant, 54 Mill Road, CB1 2AS
Their localsecrets.com review and info can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/mq5vajh
And their own site with menu is here: http://www.tuliprestaurant.co.uk/

They are charging us £12.50 per head (this covers three courses, but not drinks) and I propose charging £15 per head with £2.50 per person to go towards fundraising - anyone unemployed, a student or otherwise a bit skint (I won't be demanding proof so just decide for yourself) can simply pay the £12.50. We'll have jugs of water on the table so if you don't fancy buying drinks you won't need to, although I love their Ayran (yoghurt drink). It is just possible the £12.50 will come down slightly if we get high numbers booking so do drag some mates along : ) 

I'll need firm bookings by Monday 12 May so please get back to me by then if you would like to come. We're also inviting the student groups and the Amnesty Bookshop volunteers so there should be plenty of new people to get to know. 

Hope to see you there!

Below you can also find the details of the other events of the Cambridge City Group, including letterwriting on 5th and 13th May, Group AGM on 8th May and market stall on the 17th May.

Cheers
Lissy

Elizabeth Klaar
On behalf of the 
Amnesty International Cambridge City Group

 

Diary Dates 2014

 

Monday 5th May, 7.30-9.30pm

Upstairs in the CB2 bistro on Norfolk Street (just off East Road, opposite the Grafton Centre) 

Amnesty Letter Writing Meeting for Individuals at Risk 

The letter writing meeting will focus on urgent actions for individuals at risk of having their human rights violated. By writing a letter, you can challenge the practices that lead to human rights violations and bring about change. Newcomers are welcome - no previous letter writing experience required! Information, writing paper and envelopes supplied. You are welcome to bring and pass on information about cases in other countries. Donations to cover the cost of postage are welcomed. 
Contact: Liesbeth ten Ham, liesbet7200@gmail.com
 

Thursday 8th May, 7.45pm

Jesus Lane Friends' Meeting House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge 

Group AGM & report from AIUK AGM

The group's delegate  to AIUK's annual general meeting will be reporting back to the group on proceedings there. In addition, we will be holding the group's own AGM, including the election of new committee members. Nominations are invited for all positions, including chair, secretary, treasurer, internet officer, media officer and committee members.
Amnesty can only work through its members. Please do come along - even if you are not a regular attender - see what we are doing and, if you choose to, continue to join us occasionally, work through a group or contribute through the committee.
Contact: Liesbeth ten Ham, liesbet7200@gmail.com, for more information.
 

Tuesday 13th May, 7.30-9.30pm

Upstairs in the CB2 bistro on Norfolk Street (just off East Road, opposite the Grafton Centre) 

Amnesty Letter Writing Meeting on anti-death penalty campaign actions

The letter writing meeting will focus on urgent actions for individuals at risk of being executed and anti-death penalty campaign actions. By writing a letter, you can challenge the practices that lead to human rights violations and bring about change. Newcomers are welcome - no previous letter writing experience required! Information, writing paper and envelopes supplied. You are welcome to bring and pass on information about cases in other countries. Donations to cover the cost of postage are welcomed. 
Contact: Sue Woodsford, sue.woodsford@ntlworld.com

 
Saturday 17th May,  10.30am-1pm !!NEW DATE!!
Market Square, in front of the Guildhall

Market Stall

Meet the Cambridge City Group, buy second hand books and sign letters and petitions on behalf of human rights defenders and individuals at risk.  
Contact: Evvy Edwards, evvyedward@aol.com

 

Wednesday 21 May, 7.30pm - RSVP by Monday 12th May

Tulip Restaurant, 54 Mill Road, CB1 2AS

First Cambridge Amnesty Social/Fundraising Dinner

£15/£12.50 (unwaged)

Here's an invitation to the first Amnesty Social/Fundraising dinner - hope you can come! You are most welcome to bring along a friend or more, and we specially welcome people who don't make it to the group meetings but would like to be part of the Amnesty activities locally. 

Tulip is a friendly restaurant, run by a Kurdish family, serving traditional Anatolian food - plenty of choice for vegetarians and carnivores alike. Their localsecrets.com review and info can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/mq5vajh
And their own site with menu is here: http://www.tuliprestaurant.co.uk/

They are charging us £12.50 per head (this covers three courses, but not drinks) and I propose charging £15 per head with £2.50 per person to go towards fundraising - anyone unemployed, a student or otherwise a bit skint (I won't be demanding proof so just decide for yourself) can simply pay the £12.50. We'll have jugs of water on the table so if you don't fancy buying drinks you won't need to, although I love their Ayran (yoghurt drink). It is just possible the £12.50 will come down slightly if we get high numbers booking so do drag some mates along : ) 

I'll need firm bookings by Monday 12 May so please get back to me by then if you would like to come. We're also inviting the student groups and the Amnesty Bookshop volunteers so there should be plenty of new people to get to know. 

Hope to see you there!

Cheers, Lissy

Contact: Elizabeth Klaar,  elisabethklaar@yahoo.co.uk


Saturday 14th June, 12th July, 16th August, 13th September, 11th October, 15th November, 13th December, 10.30am-1pm 
Market Square, in front of the Guildhall

Market Stall

Meet the Cambridge City Group, buy second hand books and sign letters and petitions on behalf of human rights defenders and individuals at risk.   
Contact: Evvy Edwards, evvyedward@aol.com
 
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Dozens of families have had their homes repeatedly destroyed, their movements restricted and their access to water denied. Join our call for the demolitions to stop.

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Taking action Afghan Women Human Rights Defenders – Cambridge International Women’s Day Event 2014

 
Friends and supporters of Amnesty attending the March 8  IWD event at Anglia Ruskin University ran a photo action stall to support the Afghan Women’s Rights campaign.  Members of the CamIris womens photography group lent their expert help, and took over 40 photos for Amnesty.
 
We also had letters for the county’s MPs asking them to contact the Foreign Secretary to prioritise support for women human rights defenders in the country specific plan.
 
Everyone who came to find out about the campaign was genuinely shocked to hear about the extent of danger faced by women’s rights defenders, the extent of death threats, and the poor level of investigation of deaths.  “Holding a sign with a woman’s name on it brings home just how brave and determined these women have to be, it’s shocking that women have to make the choice to face death threats in their ordinary work”, said one supporter.
 
The IWD event included musical performances by Women of Note, and poetry from local poet Amanda Jervis (pictured) and rap poet Josephine 'Realitie' Rollings.


 

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