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Let's Close Guantánamo Volunteer Activist Night
Date Tuesday January 08
Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
ACLU of Northern California
39 Drumm Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Event Type Other
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ACLU of Northern California Action Alert
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This week, people all over the world celebrated the coming of a new year, a new start. At the ACLU, we plan to take an even louder, stronger stand for civil liberties and human rights this year by showing the Bush Administration and the world that the time has come to close the detention center at Guantánamo Bay.

The ACLU is calling on people of conscience to wear orange on Friday, January 11th, the sixth anniversary of the opening of the detention center.

We invite you to join us at our Close Guantánamo Volunteer Activist Night on Tuesday, January 8th, to gain a deeper knowledge about the egregious human rights violations taking place each day at Guantánamo Bay.

More Info: http://www.aclunc.org/action/events/close_guantanamo_volunteer_activist_night.shtml

Learn about the day-to-day reality of detainees at Guantánamo, and why so many people across the country are calling for its immediate closure.

Hear testimonials collected from those present at the detention center - from prisoners to interrogators to Red Cross personnel.

Gain insights often lost in mass media reporting on Guantánamo: how and why the U.S. Constitution prohibits holding prisoners without charging them with a crime, without trial, and without access to attorneys.

Become an expert on many of the legal issues surrounding Guantánamo.

Equip yourself with the tools to educate others about torture and Guantánamo.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2008
6 - 8 pm

Featuring:

* Hina Shamsi, Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union
* Mona Cadena, Deputy Director, Amnesty International USA-West
* Walesa Kanarek, Field Organizer, Amnesty International USA-West
* Almerindo Ojeda, Director, UC Davis Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas

ACLU of Northern California
39 Drumm Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

Food, drink, and activism opportunities provided.

RSVP to organizing [at] aclunc.org or 415.621.2493 x372

Thank you for your commitment to civil liberties. We hope to see you there.

Sincerely,

Maya Harris
Executive Director


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Our Mission:
The ACLU of Northern California works to preserve and guarantee the Bill of Rights for all, through litigation, public education, organizing, lobbying and legislation. Protecting freedom of expression, the right to privacy, and the right to be free of discrimination are fundamental goals of the ACLU.


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