Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June Is Torture Awareness Month: Meeting to Prevent US Use of Torture


Regarding another critical issue,  the Center for Constitutional Rights invites you to "Accountability Today–Preventing Torture Tomorrow," a panel held in Washington, D.C. tomorrow, June 1,  to mark the beginning of Torture Awareness Month. This panel will feature the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, legal experts including CCR senior staff attorney Katherine Gallagher, and video testimonials from survivors of the U.S. torture program.
What: “Accountability Today – Preventing Torture Tomorrow,” a discussion about ongoing efforts to hold torturers accountable, and what we can do together to end torture
When: Wednesday June 1, 6:00 p.m. to 9pm
6:00 p.m. – Opening Reception with refreshments and hors d’oeuvres
6:30 p.m. – Keynote, Panel Discussion, Video Testimony, Q&A
8:00 p.m. – Closing Reception, with live musical performance
Who: Juan E. Méndez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, and a torture survivor; Katherine Gallagher, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights; Amrit Singh, Senior Legal Officer for the National Security and Counterterrorism program, Open Society Justice Initiative
Where: Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 E Capitol St, Washington D.C. 20003. (Located between 2nd and 3rd Streets, behind the U.S. Supreme Court; closest metro stop: Capitol South and Union Station)
Please RSVP here and spread the word on facebook. For more information, visit CCR's website.
Thank you for your continued support,
Annette Warren Dickerson
Director of the Education and Outreach Department
Center for Constitutional Rights

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