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Chaplain James Yee: From Guantanamo Bay to San Francisco Bay Area Tour
Date Saturday October 18
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Cedar (@ Bonita), Berkeley
(Take AC Transit Route 79, 7, 9 or 18 North from Berkeley BART, or walk 0.6 miles)
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorStephen McNeil
Emailsmcneil [at] afsc.org
Phone415-350-9305
Chaplain James Yee: From Guantanamo Bay to San Francisco Bay Area Tour

Saturday, Oct.18, 7:00 PM
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists’ Hall
1924 Cedar (@ Bonita), Berkeley

Chaplain James Yee is a former US Army Chaplain and graduate of West Point who served as the Muslim Chaplain for the US prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. While ministering to prisoners there, he objected to the cruel and degrading abuses to which they were subjected. He was then arrested and imprisoned in a Naval brig for 76 days in Sept. 2003, falsely accused of spying and aiding terrorists. He was held in solitary confinement and subjected to the same sensory deprivation techniques that were being used against the prisoners. After months of investigation, all charges were dropped. Yee received an Honorable Discharge from the Army in 2005 and was awarded the Army Commendation medal for “exceptional meritorious service”. His gripping account of his Guantanamo experience and subsequent struggle for justice is entitled “For God and Country: Faith and Patriotism under Fire”.

Sponsored by BFUU Social Justice Committee, et al.
Wheelchair accessible, donations requested, no one turned away for lack of funds

[This event has been previously listed here as starting at 7 AM (rather than PM), although the correct time is in the body of that post.]
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Added to the calendar on Saturday Oct 18th, 2008 11:06 AM
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