Come to an Evening Honoring those Working to End Torture 9/28

Please Forward Widely to your contacts in the New York Metro Region
 
Taking on the Torturers:
 
Celebrating CCR and TAASC for Their Leading Role in Defense of Human Rights
 
 
This September 28, at "Taking on the Torturers," War Resisters League will
give its 42nd Peace Award to the Center for Constitutional Rights and the
Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition in honor of their crucial
work in defense of human rights.
 
CCR has fought since 2001 for the rights to freedom from torture and to
habeas corpus legal proceedings for the illegally incarcerated at the U.S.
Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; TASSC has protested the use of torture
at Guantanamo and elsewhere and lobbied Congress to repeal the Bush
administration acts that essentially legalized torture.
 
Crusading attorney Michael Ratner of CCR and torture survivor Sister Dianna
Ortiz of TASSC will be joined by Dan Berrigan, the Welfare poets, Emma’s
Revolution (Pat Humphries & Sandy O) and other special guests. Popular WBAI
radio personality Deepa Fernandes will host the evening, which will be held
at the New York Society for Ethical Culture and will consist of a cocktail
party, a panel discussion and award ceremony, and a champagne and dessert
reception.
 
WHAT: TAKING ON THE TORTURERS
 
WHEN: Friday evening, September 28, 2007
Cocktail party at 6:00 p.m.
Panel discussion, performances and award presentation at 7:30
Champagne and dessert at 9:30
 
WHERE: New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street (at Central Park West)
New York City
Tickets for the Performances/Panel/Award are $10. Tickets for receptions are
on a sliding scale.
 
For more info or reservations you can visit www.warresisters.org or call
212.228.0450
The WRL Peace Award:
 
Intended to honor an organization or person whose work represents the
league’s radical nonviolent platform of action, the award was first given in
1958 to Jeannette Rankin, the only congressperson to vote against U.S. entry
into both world wars. Subsequent awardees have included civil rights
activists Bayard Rustin and Bob Moses, Catholic Worker founder Dorothy Day,
political folksinger Odetta, poet-priest Daniel Berrigan, military resisters
from both Gulf wars, and Fernando Suarez del Solar of Military Families
Speak Out, along with groups like Vietnam Veterans Against the War and the
Committee for the Rescue and Development of Vieques. Speakers at Peace Award
events have included Nobel laureates Martin Luther King Jr. and Pearl S.
Buck, poet Allen Ginsberg, and labor organizer A. Philip Randolph.
 
Our postal address is
339 Lafayette Street
New York, New York 10012 United States  
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