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Amnesty Brooklyn is a local chapter of Amnesty International USA, based in New York City’s borough of Brooklyn. Local groups like Amnesty Brooklyn are a powerful way for people from all walks of life to come together to advocate for human rights. We organize and educate local communities to support the release of Prisoners of Conscience and other individuals at risk, and campaign to stop torture, abolish the death penalty, prevent violence against women and work on other human rights issues, including, but not limited to:

We meet monthly in Crown Heights to discuss local, national and international human rights issues, organize actions and events right here in Brooklyn and lobby for those without a voice. Our activities include public actions, organizing and tabeling events, researching cases and petitioning to help those whose rights have been violated.



Join Us

 

Amnesty Brooklyn welcomes all to join us at a monthly meeting, attend an upcoming event or simply reach out and find how you can take action! The Group meets monthly (details below) and members are kept up to date on the Group's activities with regular emails and through our Facebook and Twitter pages.

If you would like to find out more about Amnesty Brooklyn, join us at our next meeting or see how you can make a difference. Please email us at hello@amnestybrooklyn.org or reach out via Twitter or Facebook and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.



Next Meeting


Amnesty Brooklyn meets monthly, on the second Wednesday of each month, at 6:30pm, at Franklin Park in Crown Heights. Meetings will usually last until 8pm.

 

Our next scheduled meeting is:

 

Wednesday July 12,
6:30pm - 8pm


Franklin Park

618 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY

 

Subway:

Franklin Ave (2,3,4,5)

Park Pl/Botanic Gdn (S)

 

Bus:

B45, B48, B49

 




Upcoming Events



Brooklyn No Ban // No Wall Vigil:

 

On March 6th, 2017, President Trump signed another Executive Order banning people from several Muslim-majority countries. The most recent ban affects approximately 180,000,000 lives from choosing to visit/travel/reside in the United States; this number represents the population of the six countries identified in the Order: Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. To put it in context, that's approximately more than half the population of the United States.

 

Please join Amnesty International on Sunday, April 9th as members across the city participate in a day of action. We will light 1,800 candles where each candle will represent 100,000 individuals that symbolize the light and spirit of the human lives of these six countries.

 

Let’s stand in solidarity with those who have been persecuted because of their faith and religious practices and show the world we stand for justice, we stand for human rights.

 

 

When:
Sunday, April 9th @ 6:30-8:30pm

 

Where:

Columbus Park at Borough Hall

 

Subway:

Borough Hall 2,3,4,5

Jay St Metrotech A,C,F,N,R,W
Hoyt - Schermerhorn G


 

 


Keep In Touch

 

If you're interested in our actions and events the best way to stay up to date is by subscribing to our monthly mailer:

 

We won't share your info with any third parties.
 

 

Following us on social media is a great way to keep up to date with Amnesty Brooklyn's local actions and monthly meetings. We're also a great resource for national and international human rights news and, closer to home, Brooklyn events and happenings.

 

 

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