Torture Awareness Panel Discussion-Minneapolis, MN


The June 27th Panel will culminate a number of events for “June is Torture Awareness Month”
Sunday, June 27, 2010
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Plymouth Congregational Church
1900 Nicollet Ave. S (at Franklin)
Minneapolis, MNThis calendar is produced by Tackling Torture At The Top (T3), a committee of W.A.M.M. We are formed to call for investigations and prosecutions of those who have authorized torture in the name of the USA. We also work to educate the public on this crucial issue and keep it in the public consciousness.

June is TORTURE AWARENESS MONTH Calendar of Events

All month long, every weekday, 12noon-1:00pm: VIGIL for investigations of torture enablers by Federal Attorneys. Led by Tackling Torture At The Top, On the plaza of the Federal Courthouse in Minneapolis, 300 4th St S, Minneapolis. JOIN US!

Tuesday, June 1, 6:30-8:30pm: “Torturing Democracy,” a film by Sherry Jones.
The Salon, at Mad Hatter’s Tea House, 943 West 7th, St. Paul 55102

Tuesday, June 15, 6:30-8:30pm: Tackling Torture At The Top, a committee
of W.A.M.M. (Women Against Military Madness). The Salon, at Mad Hatter’s Tea House, 943 West 7th, St. Paul 55102.Wednesday, June 16, 5:00-6:00pm: ANTI TORTURE VIGIL, on the Peace Bridge (Lake St bridge between Minneapolis and St. Paul).Tuesday, June 22, 6:30-8:30pm: readings from Poems from Guantanamo
and other writings related to torture. The Salon, at Mad Hatter’s Tea
House, 943 West 7th, St. Paul 55102

Saturday, June 26, 11am-1pm:The Center for Victims of Torture honors torture survivors on UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.
717 E. River Parkway, Minneapolis (outdoors)

Saturday, June 26, 7:00-10:00pm: screening and discussion of the film “Torturing Democracy” by Sherry Jones, Walker Community Church, 16th
Ave S and 31st St E, Minneapolis 55407

Sunday June 27, 3:00-5:00pm EDUCATIONAL FORUM ON TORTURE
Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave S (at Franklin), Minneapolis. Speakers will be:
• Marjorie Cohn, immediate past president of the National Lawyers Guild
• Captain James Yee, former Army Muslim chaplain at Guantanamo
• Ellen Kennedy, PhD, Interim Director, Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Univ. of Minnesota
• Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Assistant Professor of Peace and Justice Studies, Univ. of St. Thomas, and MN

CO-SPONSORED or ENDORSED BY : the Minneapolis and St. Paul chapters of AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL; Veterans for Peace; Minnesota Lawyers Guild; ACLU; Center for Victims of Torture

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Torture is not a partisan issue. It…
• Endangers our soldiers
• Breaks the law
• Destroys the torturer”
• Creates more enemies
• Diminishes our credibility on
human rights
• Decreases cooperation from
our allies
• Sets a dangerous precedent
• Creates false leads
• Emboldens the enemy
• Promotes disrespect for law
• Weakens our treaties
• Results in blowback
• Dries up intelligence sources
• Corrupts the torturing country