Orlando Chapter 519Amnesty Orlando
PO Box 533855
Orlando, FL 32853
Alicia Koutsoulieris - Group Coordinator
Meetings are held at 6 PM the first Monday of each month, except September (the 2nd Monday) in the Marks Street Senior Center, 99 East Marks Street in the Pine Room, Orlando Florida (NW corner of Marks Street & Magnolia Avenue).
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Save the Date.....
2012 Global Write A Thon
Thank you to everyone that attended this year's Write A Thon. Thanks to everyone's hard work, we were able to mail 449 letters, cards and postcards this year...Not to mention we received over $800 in donations!! If you haven't already donated to this year's fundraiser and would like to make a contribution, please scroll up and click on the "Donate" button to make make your secure donation. Please remember, all donations to our local chapter stay here in Central Florida so we can educate the local community about Amnesty International’s global effort to fight for human rights!!
Donations to cover the cost of postage are accepted and appreciated.
Recent Focus Cases
Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA)
The activists of the human rights organization, Women of Zimbabwe Arise (WOZA) know the price of freedom. For organizing peaceful demonstrations to protest the worsening social, economic and human rights situations in Zimbabwe, WOZA members have been repeatedly harassed, intimidated, beaten and jailed by authorities. In recent years, Group 519 sent Valentines to the group as support for their effort in fighting for human rights as well as the Minister of Justice in Zimbabwe.
Atenco - Violence against women
In May 2006, police detained and physically and
sexually assaulted dozens of women in the town of
San Salvador Atenco. Although authorities have
acknowledged that abuses took place, none of the
perpetrators have been held accountable for the
crimes committed against these women. More than four
years later, the women continue to seek justice.
Amnesty International is pressing Mexican
authorities to prosecute those responsible for these
Death Penalty Urgent Actions have been active, averaging 8 each month. UCF and VCC have had several Death Penalty events including a photo exhibit by Scott Langley. Our Death Penalty chair attended The convention of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty in St Louis and presented information at our meeting.
INDIVIDUALS AT RISK - The team for Urgent Actions averages 30 actions each month with each action involving an average of 4 letters or emails.
Local Banned Book Week
Banned Book Week in association with the American Library Association will be held in the fall with members discussing cases of writers who have been been persecuted because of their writings. Watch for further details.
About Amnesty International
Founded in 1961, Amnesty International is a Nobel Prize-winning grassroots activist organization with over one-million members world wide.
Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is the U.S. Section of this international human rights movement.Amnesty International works to:
- Free all prisoners of conscience detained anywhere for their beliefs or because of their ethnic origin, sex, color or language -- who have not used or advocated violence
- Ensure fair and prompt trials for political prisoners
- Abolish the death penalty, torture and other cruel treatment of prisoners
- End extrajudicial executions and disappearances
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