Join CAIR this Week to Commemorate Torture Awareness Month at Two Washington, D.C. Events

torture-is-a-crime-signsThe Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) -- in partnership with the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) and ten other religious, human and civil rights organizations -- invites you to travel to Washington, D.C. on June 25 to join a panel discussion on "Healing a Culture of Torture" and stay for a demonstration on June 26 in front of the White House to commemorate the UN International Day in Support of Torture Victims and call for the closure of the prison at Guantanamo.

June 25: Panel Discussion on Healing a Culture of Torture

Join torture survivors from Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition (TASSC), faith-based members of NRCAT, and human rights supporters for an evening with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez.

Date: Tuesday, June 25th
Place: Lutheran Church of the Reformation
212 East Capitol Street, Washington, D.C.
Time: Reception: 6:30 pm. Presentation: 7:00-9:00 pm
Website: www.nrcat.org/June25

Featured Speaker:

  • Juan Mendez, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture

Panel Responders:

  • Aileen Diez-Bacalso, Secretary General of the International Coalition Against Enforced Disappearances
  • Zeke Johnson, Director, Security & Human Rights Program, Amnesty International
  • Rev. Mike Neuroth, Policy Advocate for International Issues, UCC's Justice and Witness Ministries' Office

June 26: Public Witness to Commemorate the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Join civil rights, religious leaders and human rights advocates at in front of the White House to commemorate the UN International Day in Support of Torture Victims and call for the closure of the prison at Guantanamo.

Date: Wednesday, June 26
Place: Front Lawn of the White House (North)
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Time: 12:00-1:00
Website: www.nrcat.org/June26

Events sponsored in part by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture along with Amnesty International, Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Center for Constitutional Rights, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Interfaith Action for Human Rights, Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, Torture Abolition and Survivor Support Coalition, Witness Against Torture and World Can't Wait

CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Manager Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, [email protected]

 

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