Dance for Human Rights!

Our Grand Ceilidh on Saturday 16th November was a huge success. Many thanks to all for a wonderful evening!

A sample of the incredible raffle prizes that were on offer:
Lesley Birch is a Scottish artist now based in York. She played keyboards for chart-topping band Hue & Cry in the 1980s and but is now a successful painter and printmaker. Her work was displayed in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2013 and also in Cork Street, London. Her work is noted for its sense of atmosphere and mystery and is becoming more and more collectable. Lesley has generously donated one of her original framed prints for raffle. It's called "Wind on Almscliffe" and is from her series of works inspired by Alsmcliffe Crag. Its value is £225!
More on Lesley's website

Plight of indigenous people in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh

York Amnesty International group at their September meeting was visited by Purnima Khyang from Bangladesh. She accompanied Jerry Allen, Amnesty International South East Asia Coordinator.

He spoke about Amnesty's campaign to restore and protect the land rights of the Chittagong Hill people in Bangladesh, where major land grabs have robbed tens of thousands of indigenous hill people of their ancestral lands.

Members of York Amnesty will focus on the plight of the Chittagong Hill people at their next monthly letter writing evening in the Amnesty bookshop in Goodramgate on Tuesday evening September 24th at 19.30pm. All are free to join, browse for books and sharpen pens for human rights.