to our group website.  Hopefully you will find any information you want about our group, but more importantly it will inspire you to take action. The best way to keep in touch with us is via our email newsletter. This generally goes out once a month. This is changing in format as we develop the blog and  the newsletter will link to relevant actions or events, rather than being too detailed itself. The group meets every month except August at Moordown Community Centre. This is on the second Thursday, 7.30 to 9.00.  This is a sort of business/planning meeting with some letter writing. If there is a speaker or any particular change to the format it will be flagged up in the newsletter. We have a Facebook page – please go and like us! Its another excellent way of keeping in touch and joining in with actions and campaigns.

Welcome to the latest newsletter.
Its earlier than usual, and a bit more slimline, to focus on three events you may be interested in:-
1) The next meeting  is on Thursday 8th March 2018, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. Its our AGM (don’t let that put you off!) and we’ll also be discussing the national AGM resolutions.
2) Photography exhibition, 3rd – 28th April – see below
3) Spring Quiz 20th April – see below

Library Photography Exhibition

We are delighted to announce that the Mayor, Councillor Lawrence Williams, and Mayoress of Bournemouth will be opening our exhibition at Bournemouth Library. This will be on Tuesday 3rd April – the first day of the exhibition – at 3.15pm. The exhibition closes on 28th April.
If you would like to attend the opening, please reply to this newsletter. It will be over within an hour, but we need number for refreshments.

The main focus of the exhibition is the historic plight of refugees and will feature 30 photographs taken by photographers from the Magnum agency over the past 70 years. The photographs document some of the issues surrounding refugees from the mass upheaval and displacement of the post-war years to the present-day crisis in Syria, Afghanistan and South Sudan. It will also tie in with AIUK’s current “Refugees Welcome” campaign.

The exhibition will also include the Tapestry, above, created by Amnesty groups in the South depicting the 30 articles of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights (UNDHR). This was originally created to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta in 1215 and to highlight the continuing importance of the protections afforded by the UNDHR. The Tapestry spent 6 months adjacent to the Magna Carta at Salisbury cathedral. Since then it has travelled to other venues around the south.

As this year also marks the 70th anniversary of the signing of UNDHR, we think this is a great opportunity to display the Tapestry and bring attention to the 30 articles.

Please go to our event page for more details – you can also print off a poster (image above) if you can put one up somewhere (keep it legal!).  If you would like some of our professionally printed posters, please reply to this newsletter.   https://amnestyat50.co.uk/event

The Spring Quiz is now organised for Friday April 20th, 7.30 for 8.00 prompt at the Brunswick Hotel, 199 Malmesbury Park Road, Charminster, Bournemouth BH8 8PX. David Brown will again be our host.

For those unfamiliar, our quizzes are informal but competitive! Teams of up to 6 (some get arranged on the night), entrance £5 a person. Due to popularity, and past overcrowding. We are now obliged to limit total numbers to 54.

Please get your tickets here. This system worked very well for our last quiz.  This will let you print off tickets once booked – you will still need to pay on the night!  Please book as soon as you can as we can promote the event more widely if numbers are low.
Any problems, please leave a message (with contact details) on 07787350946, or reply to this newsletter.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/amnesty-international-bournemouth-group-quiz-night-tickets-42842612407

Wareham Street Collection

After quite a low turnout and return from the Bournemouth and Christchurch collections in 2017, this year we are just going to focus on Wareham (where traditionally they have been very generous.) If you wish to help please let us know, by replying to this newsletter, rather than just turning up.

Wareham Street Collection (High Street)  Saturday (am only) 12th May 2018

Group Newsletter February 2018

February 6, 2018

  Welcome to the latest newsletter. The next meeting  is on Thursday 8th February 2018, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda  –  Review of campaigns; Tapestry exhibition; AIUK AGM resolutions (if available) Library Photography Exhibition We are delighted to announce that the Mayor, Councillor Lawrence Williams, and Mayoress of Bournemouth will be opening our exhibition at […]

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South America Newsletter February 2018

February 6, 2018

SUMMARY This month, we highlight concern over the worsening situation in parts of Colombia where rival armed groups are fighting for control, leading to the displacement of thousands of civilians.  There is a new Urgent Action on Brazil, following the killing of 14 people at a party, and a report of a disturbing increase in […]

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Group Newsletter January 2018

January 9, 2018

Welcome to the latest newsletter. The next meeting  is on Thursday 11th January 2018, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda  –  Review of campaigns; Tapestry exhibition; AIUK AGM resolutions Azza is one of the featured human rights defenders in Write 4 Rights Write for Rights Thanks to everyone who turned out for our Write for Rights […]

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South America Newsletter January 2018

January 8, 2018

  SUMMARY In this month’s report, we have urgent actions on Colombia, Venezuela and Bolivia. In Peru, the President granted a humanitarian pardon to an ex-president who was serving a lengthy prison sentence, including for human rights abuses. Health in Venezuela continues to be undermined by the government’s failure to order the purchase of antiretroviral […]

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Group Newsletter December 2017

December 10, 2017

Welcome to the latest newsletter. The next meeting  is on Thursday 14th December 2017, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda –  Write 4 Rights! This meeting is dedicated to the Write 4 Rights campaign – details below. Don’t forget seasonal nibbles and raffle prizes… Every year Amnesty International has encouraged and helped groups send greetings cards […]

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South America Newsletter December 2017

December 9, 2017

SUMMARY Lots to report this month, but first we give a warm welcome to a new member of our team: Joe Smith, our new Brazil Coordinator, who has produced the Brazil section of this newsletter.  You will be hearing from Joe himself shortly.  In this newsletter, we report among other things on the continuing deterioration […]

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Autumn Quiz 2017

November 26, 2017

Thank you to everyone who supported our Autumn Quiz on 24th November.  We raised over £300, over £100 of that from a raffle, which showed the generosity of those involved. Also thanks to Sally Hawksworth, seen in the picture as “Quizmistress”, David Rogers for setting the questions and Lucy Freeman for organising the raffle. Special […]

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Group Newsletter November 2017

November 6, 2017

Welcome to the latest newsletter. The next meeting  is on Thursday 9th November 2017, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. On the agenda – Castlepoint, Write 4 Rights, Case File, Exhibition Bournemouth library. This is now organised for Friday November 24th, 7.30 for 8.00 prompt at the Brunswick Hotel, 199 Malmesbury Park Road, Charminster, Bournemouth BH8 8PX. For those unfamiliar, […]

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