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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL WRITE FOR RIGHTS annual letter writing campaign

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“Imagine being locked away, alone, not knowing if anyone cares where you are. Now imagine receiving a letter from someone you don’t know, telling you they believe in you. That’s what real letters can do: bring hope to people in the direst of situations. And when they arrive in huge numbers, they are also an unmistakable reminder to the prison authorities and others that the world is watching.” - Amnesty International (AI)

Kalamazoo Friends Meeting has participated in AI’s annual campaign to advocate for human rights issues for decades. We don’t know if it was kicked off or prompted by our two matriarchs, Ruth Copps/Pino and Ellie Nagler, but it is in Ruth’s memory and Ellie’s honor that we will write this year. 

Henry Cohen has been our leader (of sorts) joining us annually with copies of the case profiles and energy in the writing. This being ‘Covid year,’ we cannot gather in person but Peace and Social Action is offering the opportunity to come together via Zoom on Wed 1/20 at 7 pm to join forces in writing together. We ask you to go in advance to Amnesty International’s website where you will find all of the current case profiles. Give them a lookover. Pick a few you’d like to write to. Print them out for yourself or mark them for your writing reference on 1/20. We ask that you then send your letters on to the address provided. Peace and Social Action can cover your international postage from our committee funds. If you write one letter or you write five, those for whom we advocate will never forget. 

Kalamazoo Friends Meeting is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: P&SA Amnesty International Write for Rights
Time: Jan 20, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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