Friday, February 12, 2010

Email 2/12/10 from the National Religious Campaign Against Torture

Dear Friends:

NRCAT is a co-sponsor of the Ecumenical Advocacy Days which will take place March 19-22 at the Double Tree Hotel in Crystal City, VA, near Reagan National Airport. It is a significant gathering of Christians who come to DC to strategize and lobby on a variety of issues. You can learn more and register at:

On that Saturday NRCAT will sponsor an important workshop and we hope you will be able to join us:

Ending Torture - At Home and Abroad
Saturday, March 20, 2010
2:50 - 4:20 pm
Double Tree Hotel, Crystal City, VA

Workshop Description:

Come learn about three areas of work to end torture at home and abroad:
1) Ending U.S.-sponsored torture of post-9/11 detainees;
2) Ending torture in U.S. prisons; and
3) Advocating for U.S. policies and practices that help end torture by other governments.

Panelists will include:

Linda Gustitus, NRCAT's President;

Lance Tapley, investigative journalist, who has covered an ongoing campaign to pass legislation limiting the use of solitary confinement in Maine;

Steve Rickard, Executive Director of the Open Society Policy Center, who has many years of experience working for an end to torture around the world.

The session will include concrete suggestions for how people of faith can work to end torture in 2010, and Q/A with the panelists.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact John Humphries.


Linda Gustitus, President
Rev. Richard Killmer, Executive Director
National Religious Campaign Against Torture

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