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Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of "ordinary" people who work together to achieve extraordinary results.

The actions of Amnesty members are a beacon of hope for many people who are imprisoned because of their beliefs, for men and women on death row, for the tortured, for those suffering the loss of "disappeared" loved ones, and for people seeking refuge from harm.

The glowing candle flame is like the voice of nearly two million Amnesty International members around the world. You can make a difference.

The Edmonton group has been active for over 30 years and has a dedicated core group of members. Our activities include:

Advocacy by sending letters, faxes, petitions and emails.

Public education and outreach by hosting events, information tables and speakers at most of our monthly meetings.

Fundraising and contributing to various human rights initiatives.

General Meeting

Our next General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 24 at 7.00 pm in the McKernan Hall 11341 78 Ave NW. PLEASE NOTE this is a new location for our meetings.

There will be two speakers. The first is Junaid Jahangir, a MacEwan University professor and writer, who will speak about LGBT issues and rights in Muslim communities and the second is Marni Panas, a transgender rights advocate in Edmonton who was co-organizer of the recent protest at the Legislature in favour of Alberta's Bill 10. She just returned from Ottawa this week from the unveiling of Bill C-16, the newly introduced bill creating federal protections for people identifying as transgender. She will speak about those two bills and the ongoing fight for transgender rights in our province and country.

Our meetings are open to members of the public.

Please come out and support us.

Take Action to Stop Torture here

Join our Facebook group here

See the Amnesty International Canada youtube channel here

See the Amnesty International Canada Social Action Network here

The Edmonton, Alberta, Canada group of Amnesty International meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except for July, August and December. Members of the public are welcome to attend.