AITEN events and meetings in March 18th -20th – 21th !

1. This Saturday, 18th March 2017, Sacred Heart International School
will hold their annual Family Festival.

And again this year the organizers have waived the fee for the table so that AITEN members and supporters can ask
people to write and/or sign cards for Prisoners of Conscience, to buy AI goods or make a  donation, and can support and exchange ideas with the school AI group.
There is food and drink from around the world, an amazing range of stuff to buy, and the festival will go ahead rain or shine, so come to Hiroo subway station on
the Hibiya Line (one stop from Ebisu), enjoy the festival (it runs from 10:00 to 16:00), and help out on our table for an hour or so.
We really need your help!
Poster for the festival:
https://www.issh.ac.jp/community/news-and-updates

2.  Next AITEN public meeting is on Monday 20th March  2017 (4 ~ 6:30pm).
      “The Witch-hunts of the McCarthy Era and HUAC, and its lessons
for us today.”

The discussion will be introduced by showing clips from the recent movie “Trumbo,” (English only, running time 120 mins)
starring Brian Cranston. (A version with J subtitles is due in mid-May). Trumbo trailer here.

Come, watch, discuss.

Free admission. No cover charge. Food and great beer available.
The place is the Good Heavens pub in Shimokitazawa. (Google maps https://goo.gl/maps/hyTaYmktcfQ2)

3. AITEN monthly meeting on Tuesday 21st March at the AIJ office.

We’ll be letter-writing and event planning (including what we will do at What the Dickens on Sunday, 2nd April and on Earth Day Weekend at Yoyogi
Park on April 22/23). All welcome, no obligation to join.
Map to Amnesty’s office in Kanda: https://goo.gl/maps/HV1KqMrxg2C2

Hope to see you at one or more of those. Please forward this notice to
people you know.

“It’s better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.”

WRITE FOR RIGHTS 2016 campaign is starting in Ebisu ! Dec. 4th (Sun.)

AITEN event in Ebisu

Our next event will be held in the pub What The Dickens in Ebisu on December 4th (Sunday). (see map below)

From 16:00, we will be writing letters and discussing Human Rights issues to support the global Write For Rights campaign.

There will be an open-mic event in the pub from 18:00, which you are welcome to join as well.

WRITE A LETTER. CHANGE A LIFE.

WRITE FOR RIGHTS is a global Amnesty International’s campaign to mark the International Human Rights day. All over the world, people like YOU and ME gather and spend some time to write letters to

  • prisoners of conscience and opinion
  • oppressed women
  • people from minorities suffering from state-level intolerance
  • people condemned to the death penalty

WE BELIEVE that by sending letters, each one of us has the power to express his/her concerns, raise awareness in the world and eventually enable the release of those prisoners, improve the life conditions of minority and protect each other’s lives. Each year, prisoners are freed thanks to Amnesty’s campaigns and most of all THE INVOLVEMENT OF EVERY ONE OF US.

Here is the list of cases carefully elected by Amnesty International as representing the most actual issues of Human Rights globally:

2016 WRITE FOR RIGHTS CASES

VENUE

What The Dickens – Ebisu

AITEN March meeting on Wed. 18th

AITEN March meeting on Wed. 18th

1900~2100 at the Pinnacle Japan office (DSK’s office) in Nishi Azabu.

We’ll be letter-writing to support prisoners of conscience and protest against torture.

We will keep on preparing for our next fundraising event to be hold around mid-May.

Recently many people have joined the group ! Don’t hesitate to join as well !

Dinner/drinks at a nearby restaurant afterwards !

Please join us! Meet up in front of Tully’s Coffee Shop on Roppongi Dori (Near Roppongi Station Exit 1B) at 6:45 pm.

AITEN Monthly Meeting March 2014

Our next meeting is on March 11th (please note: TUESDAY) at the Amnesty Japan office in Kanda.

Time 19:00 – 21:00

We will look at some recent women’s rights issues around the world in advance of the next AITEN fundraiser on MARCH 20thROCK FOR WOMEN’s RIGHTS!! at What the Dickens in Ebisu (NOTE THE DATE PLEASE!)

There will be time for letter-writing – with dinner at a nearby restaurant afterwards for those who’re able to join us.

Please come along! A map to the AIJ Office is below:
ADDRESS : 7F Seika Bldg. 2-12-14 Kandaogawamachi, chiyoda-ku Tokyo 101-0052
TEL : +81-3-3518-6777  FAX : +81-3-3518-6778
E-mail : info@amnesty.or.jp

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Special Music Event

Special Music Event Sunday afternoon, 17th February 2013

Songs of Peace & Freedom a musical afternoon in support of HUMAN RIGHTS Music from Iran, Myanmar

and more… Sunday17th February, 2013 2-4pm

Toritsu-daigaku (toyoko line) Crest Coffee Shop, Himonya 4-24-13

Join us in sharing music, poetry and talk

raising our voices and writing in support of prisoners of conscience whose voices have been silenced.

2,000 yen donation –includes tea/coffee & cake

Get your tickets from AITEN (booking required)

Amnesty International Tokyo English Network

Poster here [PDF version(382KB)]

Public meeting with dinner

Meetings

PAST MEETING

Amnesty International Tokyo English Network (AITEN) Public Meeting

Tuesday 17 July 2012, 19:00 – 21:00
Public meeting with dinner

We are facing the stifling heat of a Tokyo summer, members and supporters heading off to cooler holiday destinations, and no meeting in August. At next Tuesday’s meeting we will discuss how we can keep up our momentum of letter-writing, education and fund-raising in the coming weeks.

Get together at a restaurant close to the AIJ office to talk over dinner and wine.

Join us to learn about human rights issues, to take action, and to meet new people from different countries. And to enjoy delicious food from the Mediterranean!
To make sure we reserve enough seats, make sure to RSVP!

Meet up at Palestinian restaurant Al Mina:
http://www.almina-restaurant.com/access.html

June Public Meeting

Meetings

PAST MEETING

Amnesty International Tokyo English Network (AITEN) Public Meeting

Tuesday 26 June 2012, 19:00 – 21:00

Featuring short presentations on the Arms Trade Treaty, Dissidents in China,assassinations from U.S. pilotless drones in Afghanistan and Pakistan, genocide in the Amazon.

Following the informal introductions and discussion, we will write postcards to the UN delegates, calling for an effective Arms Trade Treaty, and in support of our Burmese prisoner of conscience.

Join us to learn about human rights issues, to take action, and to meet new people from different countries.
You don’t need to be a native English speaker – everyday conversation level and up!
[Suggested donation: 500 yen] Using Our Freedoms to Change the World

Venue: AI Japan office (new location!)
Ogawamachi 2-12-14 Fl 7, Chiyoda Ku
Tel: 3518-6777
www.amnesty.or.jp
For a map to the venue, plus links to news reports, photos & video clips:
www.aiten.info

 

May Public Meeting

Meetings

PAST MEETING

Amnesty International Tokyo English Network (AITEN) MAY Public Meeting

Wednesday, 16th May 2012, 19:00 – 21:00

Fleeing Danger, Seeking Safety: Refugees and Asylum Seekers Today

All around the world, people are hoping for, looking for, and in some cases dying for, a chance of a better life for themselves and their families. A major part of Amnesty International?s work is in defense of refugees and asylum seekers. Several AITEN members will present short talks on the situation that refugees confront in a range of countries,incl. Australia, Britain, Canada, Germany, Israel, Japan, Korea and Uganda.

Following these informal talks and discussion, we will write postcards on behalf of selected cases. Join us to learn about human rights issues, to take effective action, and to meet new people from different countries.
You don’t need to be a native English speaker – everyday conversation level and up!

Using Our Freedoms to Change the World

Venue: AI Japan office (new location!)     
[Suggested donation: 500 yen] Chiyoda-ku
Ogawamachi 2-12-14 Fl 7
Tel: 3518-6777
www.amnesty.or.jp
For a map to the venue, plus links to news reports, photos & video clips:
http://www.aiten.info

Poster here [PDF version(194KB)]

 

St Mary’s International School Carnival

St Mary’s International School Carnival, Futagotamagawa
(Den’En Toshi Line)


Saturday, 12th May 2012, 10:00 – 16:00

Please join AITEN members and supporters who will be collecting signatures (for a strong Arms Trade Treaty, and in support of our PoC),selling AI goods, and enjoying the carnival…even if you can only spare us an hour.
These events are an important way to get out our message about current HR
issues,and to meet potential new members. See you there!

Find a map to St Mary’s here;
http://www.smis.ac.jp/About/Maps.aspx

or ask at the koban next to Futagotamagawa station!