Tag Archives: Birmingham

Christmas Concert for Human Rights

Christmas Concert for Human Rights: Sat 17 Dec at St Phillips Cathedral in Birmingham with AIUK Director Kate Allen

DR Congo 50

Colours of the City (a local organisation who promote diversity in Birmingham) have organised an event to mark the 50th Anniversary of Congolese independence. Called DR Congo 50 – Past, Present, Future, the event will be a free debate on the country, held at The Drum in Aston, on Sat 3rd July, 6pm. The independence debate will focus onthe experiences of Congolese people after 50 years of being independent with a view of bringing out ways of empowering the Congolese community in the UK to engage with rebuilding their life in both the UK and the Congo.There will be 5 Speakers who are a mixture of professionals, politicians, teachers or “professors” and academics. Participants in the audience will be up to 30 people who will have opportunities to ask questions. The event is free and open to all. However, there are limited places, so you will need to register online at http://coloursofthecity.org/#/events/4541188561

If you can make it and are able to take an action please email amnestybrum@amnesty.org.uk

Thanks to Pete at Central Birmingham AI group for this information.

Regional Conference Sends Message To Shell


At Saturday’s West Midlands Amnesty International Regional Conference in Birmingham delegates sent a message to Shell to Come Clean in the Niger Delta. For more information on this campaign see http://www.protectthehuman.com/demanddignity . Thanks to all who attended on Saturday. I will put further feedback on this blog over the coming days and weeks.

Regional Conference Agenda and Booking Details

The West Midlands Amnesty International Regional Conference will be held on Saturday 10th October between 10am and 4.15pm at the Library Theatre in Birmingham. The main speakers will be looking at Amnesty’s work on Individuals at Risk, what happened at the International Council Meeting and our guest speaker, David Nicholl will be focussing on campaigning to prevent torture. For full details see the Regional Conference 2009 Agenda and to book your place email me on westmidsamnesty@gmail.com – you must book in advance by Monday 5th October at the latest.

Burma Action – Feedback

The Burma Action last Saturday went well with 350 members of the public having their photo taken with a lifesize Aung Sang Suu Kyi cutout. For further information on how the Burma Play and Burma Action went see this post on Central Birmingham blog


Burma Play Comes to Birmingham

Central Birmingham and Bournville A.I Groups are hosting The Burma Play on Friday 14th August at 7pm at The Birmingham Library Theatre, Central Library Birmingham. Whilst we await the decision in the new trial of Aung San Suu Kyi please support our efforts to raise awareness of the plight of the Burmese people by attending the play. Please see the  leaflet for more information including obtaining tickets from John Bodycote. There are also more details on www.theburmaplay.com including quotes from rave reviews!

Regional Conference

The date for the West Midlands Amnesty International Regional conference has been set as Saturday 10th October and will be in Birmingham. Watch this blog for further details.