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Quit Torture Teach-In & Vigil in Monterey

Friday, November 16, 2007
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Janet Louise Wilson
Location Details:
Outside the gates to the Presidio of Monterey, at Pvt. Bolio Road. and Lighthouse Ave. Monterey, CA

The Direct Action Task Force Against Torture will be holding a 3-day Teach-in and Vigil from Friday, Nov. 16 to Sunday, Nov 18. This event calls for an immediate end to the use of torture by any country. The event includes speakers, music, workshops, and vigil activities to bring to light the brutality and consequences of torture, the moral and legal issues for our nation, and what can be done to end these unconscionable practices and advance peace. The vigil is part of a national protest against torture and to close the SOA. The event is free and open to the public.
Added to the calendar on Fri, Nov 2, 2007 1:59PM
Quit Torture Teach-In & Vigil, aka CAMP BOLIO 2007, Nov. 16-18
§Schedule of Activities
Noon Friday Nov. 16 to 5 pm Sunday Nov. 18

Join us to call for closure of the School of the Americas and an end to torture as we gather at Camp Bolio again in solidarity with the vigil outside Ft. Benning Georgia. Attend all three days, or just part of the time.
You're welcome to drop in for coffee and conversation anytime.
Contact: 643-2705 or 277-0949

Protesters on site at Ft. Benning, Georgia, will be calling us with live updates on the SOA Watch protest throughout the weekend

Friday, November 16

12 noon Opening of Camp Bolio

On-going vigil and demonstration

3pm Mishka Chudilowsky – Peace Crane workshop

4:30 Joyce Vandevere, "Getting to Yes; The Effort Toward Consensus"

5-7pm Monterey Peace and Justice Center Social gathering and candlelight vigil to include ribbon cutting and groundbreaking for Monthly Camp Bolio Coffee House
Music: Rhythm and Rouge

7:30pm The Pleasant Revolution Bicycle Music Tour, featuring the Ginger Ninjas and SHAKE YOUR PEACE

9:00 (approx.) Film: "The Torture Question" followed by discussion

Ongoing coffee house, information table

Saturday, November 17

Ongoing vigil and demonstration

9:45am Live hook-up with John Waller at Fort Benning, Georgia, protest ( SOA Watch ). Many of the Camp Bolio
activists have become acquainted with John Waller through his work with Pastors for Peace and their
Caravan to Cuba work which delivers medical aid to Cuba to be distributed through the churches

10am Reverend Greg Ward – Monterey Peninsula Unitarian Universalist Church. He has lead youth groups
on three trips to School of the Americas protests. He will share his thoughts and experiences with
us for 30 min with a time for Q and A.

11am Bill Monning – “International Law and U.S. Law Prohibit Torture” with a focus on Geneva Conventions
and Conventions against torture, and how the use of torture constitutes a war crime. Professor Monning
is a member of the National Lawyers Guild and a professor of International Negotiation and Conflict
Resolution at MIIS. , and

12pm History of torture of "The Other," religious origins

1 pm Sound Out -- music by our very own local singing group

2 pm Phil Butler, Ph.D. – A former U.S. Navy pilot shot down in Vietnam and held almost 8 years as a
Prisoner of War. Phil is an outstanding motivational speaker. He will share his personal experiences
of torture as a POW, with an analysis of the moral and legal issues for our nation.

3pm Sue Hubbard – an informal group discussion on the stages a protest movement goes through and
what activities are appropriate at each stage. Patterned after a Bill Moyer workshop.

3:30 Michael Wheatley – folksongs with guitar

4pm Music: Nancy Raven, folksinger and guitarist

7pm Drumming session with Jean Moritz (with 15 drums)

8pm Film: "Ghosts of Abu Ghraib" and/or "The Road to Guantanamo"

Ongoing Coffee House, singing, information

Sunday, November 18

Ongoing vigil and demonstration

10am Alicia Jrapko – Co-coordinator of the International Committee to Free the Cuban 5

11am David Henderson, Ph.D. – Associate Professor at the Navel Postgraduate School.
“The Economics of War” Talk and Q&A

Noon "Your Voice Counts Here," Free Speech corner (open mic?) sign up with Hanan Shawar

1pm Friends/Quaker silent Meeting for Worship – all welcome! Led by Monterey Peninsula Society of Friends pro-tem clerk

2pm Macgregor Eddy – "Your Civic Duty to Stop Torture" followed by discussion

2:30 Karen Araujo – more games for children followed by “How Can I Keep from Singing?”

3pm Helene Constant -- Stories for Grownups

3-5pm Peace Coalition Steering Committee meeting
(only for designated representatives of PCMC member organizations)

3:30pm Film – HOPE and reading some of the hopes and wishes from the Imagine Peace Tree

3-5pm Final Coffee House, vigil, demonstration

Gathering to celebrate our time together


Display of crosses representing US soldiers killed in Iraq

Display of Walk in Their Shoes representing Iraqi civilians killed

A chance to write a note and/or record yourself telling GW what you personally think of him and his policies on torture and stick it to him

Information table

Give away pocket sized constitutions

Graveyard mourning the death of the Bill of Rights and Habeas Corpus

Detention cell

Orange jump suits

Anti war and peace songs

Origami Peace Crane strings

Imagine Peace Tree – make a wish, write it down, tie it around a branch on the wish tree until the branches are covered with wishes.

Arm bands

Films – Ghosts of Abu Ghraib, The Road to Guantanamo, The Torture Question
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