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At our June monthly meeting, as part of Refugee Week 2014, we have the great honour of showing the first half hour of the excellent film “Hora Chilena”, followed by a talk by Milly Iturra, the film co-creator.

"Hora Chilena (Chilean Time) tells the story of Chilean refugees who escaped the torture and death of the brutal 1973 coup in Chile, and came to live in exile in Britain. Through humour and warmth the community of Chileans who settled in Cambridge tell their stories of struggle, loss and adapting to a different culture, through which we learn the importance of empanadas and parties and the compassion of the British people who received them. Without the help of Amnesty International and other sympathetic groups many of these individuals would not be alive today."

You can view a trailer for the film on the website for the project at http://www.horachilena.co.uk/

We hope we can share this great opportunity with as many people as possible, so hope you will be able to make our meeting on 18th June, from 7:30pm at the Charing Cross Centre in Norwich.

As always our monthly meetings are Free and Open to all, so please do come along, and share with friends and relations this great opportunity to view an amazing film.
Showing of "Hora Chilena" film at June Monthly meeting
Wed, June 18, 2:30 PM
17-19 St John Maddermarket, Charing Cross Centre, Norwich, NR2 1DN

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We have a speaker at out January meeting:
Nazir Ahmed will speak about the origins and work of “Freedom from Torture”

Our meeting is open to everything so please do feel free to come along.

Below is our Agenda for this months meeting:

Minutes of last meeting

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Campaigns
 - Afghanistan Women’s Rights – online campaign (RC)
 - Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill – online campaign (JK)
 - Turkmenistan/Uzbekistan (DF)
 - Guantanamo/Shaker Aamer (DH)
 - Anti-Lobbying bill (DH)

AIUK News
 - Questionnaire on N. America/Caribbean
 - Annual Conference 12/13th. April
 - Regional Conference in Ely, March 8th

Events
 - Christmas Cards
 - Quiz and Dips February 1st
 - Street Collection

Speaker: Nazia Ahmed: The origins and work of Freedom from Torture

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January Monthly Open Meeting
Wed, January 15, 2:30 PM
Charing Cross Centre, St John Maddermarket, Norwich, Norfolk

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///Agenda\\\

Minutes of last meeting

AOB

Campaigns
 - Monthly Action (RC)
 - Turkmenistan/Uzbekistan (DF)
 - Shaker Aamer (DH)
 - WOW Petition (DH)

AIUK News
 - International Issues
 - Women’s Rights in Afghanistan
 - Board Elections
 - Restructuring
 - Panorama programme

Events
 - Write for Rights Day (DY)
 - Christmas Cards (SM)
 - Norwich School
 - Regional Conference

Greetings Cards and Letter writing

Next meeting January 15th 2014

Our meeting is open to everything so please do feel free to come along.

You can view more on our Meetings as well as the Campaigning we take part in at http://www.norwichamnesty.org.uk/monthly-meetings/
December Monthly Open Meeting
Wed, December 18, 2013, 2:30 PM
Charing Cross Centre, St John Maddermarket, Norwich

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///Agenda\\\

Minutes of last meeting

AOB

Campaigns
 - Monthly Action
 - Turkmenistan/Uzbekistan
 - Urgent Action Dominican Republic (Sue Mackey)
 - Shaker Aamer (DH)

AIUK global fundraising strategy

Christmas Cards (SM)

Write for Rights (DY)

Speaker: Professor David Mead (UEA) The anti-lobbying bill; the current Supreme Court case about protest and non-violent direct action. 
(This should be an extremely interesting talk; Professor Mead is directly involved in the latter case, and is an expert in this area of the law.)

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Next meeting: December 18th.

You can view more about our Meetings as well as the Campaigning we take part in at http://www.norwichamnesty.org.uk/monthly-meetings/
November Monthly Open Meeting
Wed, November 20, 2013, 2:30 PM
Charing Cross Centre, St John Maddermarket, Norwich

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Can you Help us with our Street Collection in Norwich City Centre on Saturday 5 July 2014 between 10am - 4pm.

The annual street collection is one of Norwich Amnesty's main fundraising events, and important because not only does it raise money for Amnesty's hugely valued work worldwide, but also reminds the public that we are active in the city. 

We would be very grateful if you could give an hour of your time on Saturday July 5th to help. 

If you can help, please contact Nicky Leach at street.collection@norwichamnesty.org.uk and let her know what time of day would suit you best.

Thank you
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All are welcome to come along to the 8th annual Norwich Peace Camp & Peace Cycle event 2014

7th June 9am-4pm at The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF

Official opening 11am by Lord Mayor of Norwich

Peace Cycle departs midday from Forum

Peace balloons, refreshments, Bike Doctor all day outside

Peace Garden in Fusion, peace tree

More details available at http://www.norwichpeace.org
Norwich Peace Camp
Sat, June 7, 9:00 AM GMT+1
The Forum

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We have a speaker at out January meeting:
Nazir Ahmed will speak about the origins and work of “Freedom from Torture”

Our meeting is open to everything so please do feel free to come along.

You can view more on our Meetings as well as the Campaigning we take part in at http://www.norwichamnesty.org.uk/monthly-meetings/
January Monthly Open Meeting
Wed, January 15, 2:30 PM
17-19 St John Maddermarket, Charing Cross Centre, Norwich

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We would like you to send a personal message to one or more of the individuals and communities that feature in this year’s Write for Rights campaign.

Each one makes it harder for a president or police chief to ignore our appeals. We’ve helped thousands of prisoners of conscience claim their freedom

These people are just like you. With mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, and friends who miss them. Send them a message and let them know they haven’t been forgotten.

People can drop in at The Appleyard Cafe in Norwich and write a letter to governments around the world in support of one of the campaign appeal cases whose rights are being denied or abused.

For more information about this event and the cases please visit www.norwichamnesty.org.uk/write4rights
Write for Rights - Norwich
Sun, December 15, 2013, 6:00 AM
The Appleyard Café, Norwich NR2 1AX

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Opening hours

Monday to Saturday: 9.30am – 5.30pm

Sunday opening hours: 11am – 3pm

So please do stop by and pick up your Christmas cards, all profits go to Amnesty International.

If you are not able to make it into Norwich, we will have a selection of cards at our monthly meetings, the next being on Wednesday 20th November.
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People in Kenya’s slums are being kicked out of their homes with no warning and live in constant fear of it happening.

“We are like rubbish in this country” – act now to end forced evictions in Kenya

Forced evictions don’t just leave people homeless. They devastate livelihoods, break up families and drive people deeper into poverty – as has happened to the former residents of City Carton.
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Introduction

We are ordinary people from around the Norwich (UK) and districts, standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect individuals wherever justice, fairness, freedom and truth are denied.

As one of the many local Amnesty International groups in the UK we:

  • support the overall aims of Amnesty International

  • stimulate local interest in human rights issues

  • take action to support prisoners of conscience

The group meets in the Charing Cross Centre, Norwich, every third Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm