The ACLU, PEN American Center, and Georgetown Law’s Human Rights Institute and Center on National Security and Law Present:
Members of Congress, artists, writers, and others read from recently declassified documents — legal memos, FBI emails, and testimonials by detainees — in a public event to call attention to the abuse and torture of detainees in U.S. custody.
Featuring Writers and Artists:
Aasif Mandvi of The Daily Show
And a special presentation by artist Jenny Holzer
Members of Congress:
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI)
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)
Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA)
Ben Wizner, Attorney, ACLU
David Cole, Constitutional Law Professor
Jack Rice, Former CIA Special Agent
Laura Murphy, Director, ACLU Washington Legislative Office
Matthew Alexander, Former Senior Military Interrogator
With Opening and Closing Remarks by:
Jameel Jaffer, ACLU’s National Security Project Director
Larry Siems, PEN American Centers’s Freedom to Write Director
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
7:00 p.m. EDT
Georgetown University Law Center’s Hart Auditorium
600 New Jersey Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC, 20208
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