Tuesday, Jan 25 @ 6:00pm
Room 341, Lewis Center, DePaul University College of Law
25 E. Jackson, Chicago
ü M. Cherif Bassiouni, President Emeritus of the International Human Rights Law Institute & author of The Institutionalization of Torture by the Bush Administration (2010), refutes George Bush’s claim in his memoir that the torture committed with his approval was legal because his lawyers told him so.
ü Candace Gorman, attorney for a Guantanamo prisoner, describes the torture detainees there endure and the ongoing imprisonment of 173 men at Guantanamo, despite President Obama’s pledge to close it.
ü Debra Sweet, national director of World Can’t Wait, describe actions this month to close Guantanamo and issue a challenge to be part of resisting the crimes being done by the U.S. government in our name.
The discussion following will be moderated by Ben Meyer, member of Amnesty International and The National Lawyers Guild.
Sponsored by Amnesty International, World Can’t Wait, and
DePaul University College of Law Chapter of The National Lawyers Guild.
For more info, contact:
Emma CushmanWood – firstname.lastname@example.org
World Can’t Wait – Chicago@worldcantwait.org
DePaul NLG – email@example.com
World Can’t Wait invites you to a fund raising reception immediately following this forum
at The Berghoff Restaurant, 17 W. Adams, Chicago
Please plan on joining us for an oppotunity to talk one-on-one with our distinguished speakers. We’ll meet at the Berghoff Restaurant for appetizers and a cash bar. Don’t miss it!
If you want to see more people in the streets, determined to stop torture, shut down Guantanamo, and end wars and occupations in our name, donating to World Can’t Wait is one of the most important political acts you can make right now.