Group Newsletter August 2017

Welcome to the latest newsletter.
The next meeting  is on Thursday 14th September 2017, 7.30pm  at Moordown Community Centre. This newsletter is a bit earlier than usual, to publicise…
Alexander Dakers is a long time Amnesty International supporter; his exhibitions have always encouraged donations to Amnesty.  He was one of the exhibitors at our own Art Exhibition in 2014.  Combining a multitude of artistic techniques and using a variety of subject matter, Alexander provides a reflective outlook exploring the reality of the world we live in and the sins committed against it.
As you can see from the poster, this exhibition is at the BIC, Bournemouth, from 1st to 8th September, open from 9.0 to 5.30pm.  Free entry, but donations to Amnesty International “encouraged”!

New Forest Group Public Meeting

Whilst not for some time, we’ve had notification that the New Forest are holding a public meeting on Saturday October 14th.
Mike Browne from CLEAR will talk about how this Southampton organisation helps refugees and asylum seekers. This will be a lunch time meeting, with a light lunch available and the talk starting at 2pm. All are very welcome. Hopefully we will find out the venue before then! Assume it will be in the New Forest, not Southampton.

South America Newsletter
The August edition of the South America Regional Newsletter is now on our blog. Our group has focused on South America since its inception, which is also reflected in our two case files – see below. The 2 volunteers who run the network for AIUK – and produce the newsletter – do a huge amount of work on our behalf.


The newsletter is much shorter than usual, partly as we didn’t meet this month.  But your editor has switched email host, from aWeber to Mailchimp (the latter doesn’t cost, aWeber does!).   To avoid too many teething problems, and hopefully not lose anyone in the process, there are no few outward links. Hopefully next time we can give an update on our Case File, Leopoldo Lopez. We are waiting for an update from the South American team, as information online is quite ambiguous.