Sumi asked me to post an event for December 12, 2010.
Sunday, December 12, 6:00 PM
Human Rights Day- Town Hall Program
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar (@Bonita), Berkeley
Program will feature dinner, music, film (see film info below), and panel discussion
with human rights, legal and torture survivor experts.
Films include Ending U.S.-Sponsored Torture Forever by the National Religious Campaign
Against Torture; excerpts from Reckoning With Torture made for Berkeley Says No
To Torture Week and ACLU; and Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo, by Andy
The goal of this event is to generate support for Berkeley's Cleared Guantanamo Detainee Resolution.
Background: January 2011 marks the 10th year Guantanamo Prison has held innocent
detainees, some of whom have been tortured, who have been completely cleared by
the Bush Administration, but who can't return to their home countries because it's
unsafe and no other countries have agreed to take them. Berkeley's City Council
has been asked to pass a resolution asking Congress to remove the barriers to resettling
cleared Guantanamo detainees in the United States, and to invite one or two cleared
detainees to settle in Berkeley
Similar resolutions were passed by Amherst and
Leverett, Massachusetts in 2009; Berkeley will be the first city in California and
the third in the nation to pass such a resolution. Come hear about the Resolution
and meet some possible detainees for Berkeley.
Co-Sponsored by Codepink Golden Gate Chapter and BFUU's Social Justice Committee
$15 suggested donation includes dinner and program. No one turned away. Wheelchair