Saturday, June 25, 2005

Supporting Victims of Torture

Tomorrow--June 26--is the U.N. International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. In Los Angeles, the Program for Torture Victims, together with Amnesty International USA, the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking, the Democracy Council, the International Criminal Court Alliance, the International Rescue Committee, and Stop Prisoner Rape, is sponsoring a program entitled "Truth and Truth Telling about Torture." Darius Rejali of Reed College, author of the forthcoming Torture and Democracy, will be the keynote speaker.

The event will be held in Cantwell Hall at Marymount High School (10643 Sunset Blvd.) from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (A flyer with details is available here.) It is free and open to the public.