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.

Grains of Hope

Please join us on Wednesday, May 24 at 6.30pm in the Grand Salon at the Faculty St Jean, 8406-91 Street when Sombrilla in association with Amnesty International and Communities at Play Society presents an evening focused on human rights in Guatemala past and present.  There will be a film, guest speaker, photo display and Guatemalan food for sale.

See the poster for this event here.

The event is FREE. We hope to see you there.

Next General Meeting

Please note that there will be NO May General Meeting.  Our May activities are posted on our Facebook page.

Our next Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June  27 at 7.00pm.  We meet in the McKernan Hall, 11341 78 Avenue across 114th street from the McKernan/Belgravia LRT station.

We hope to see you there.

Our meetings are open to members of the public.

Please come out and support us.

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.