Amnesty International Central PA
Human Rights & Civil Liberties, Education, Women�s Issues
Amnesty International Group 438 focuses on three specific areas: Freeing our Prisoner of Conscience, Abolishing the Death Penalty and educating our community about international human rights issues.
The York Chapter of Amnesty International meets at 7PM on the second Thursday of each month. Our next meeting will be July 10, 2008 and will feature a Burmese scholar who will be speaking about the human rights situation in Myanmar. Loft at Cobblestones, York, PA
Our meetings are a combination of information-sharing, working and planning. We write letters at all of our meetings to ensure that we are taking action and not just talking about the issues that concern us.
We are people from across the world standing up for humanity and human rights. Our purpose is to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. We received the Nobel Peace Prize for our life-saving work.
With more than 2.2 million supporters, activists and volunteers in over 150 countries, and complete independence from government, corporate or national interests, we work to protect human rights worldwide. Our vision is of a world in which every person - regardless of race, religion, gender, or ethnicity - enjoys all of the human rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
Founded in 1961, our organization has campaigned successfully in recent years for the International Criminal Court and a UN Torture Treaty. Through our research and action, governments have been persuaded to stop human rights violations and change their laws and practices. Death sentences have been commuted. Torturers have been brought to justice. And prisoners of conscience have been released. We ask you to join us - to take action and stop human rights abuses wherever they occur.
1710 Deamerlyn Drive
York, Pennsylvania 17406