On January 11, the prison at Guantanamo turns 16.
More than a decade after they were first captured, forty-one men are still detained at Guantanamo; they bear the physical and psychological scars of torture and abuse. Five of the people held there have been approved by the U.S. government for transfer out of Guantanamo, and the vast majority of the rest of the population has never been charged with or convicted of a crime. Yet they remain indefinitely detained with no end in sight.
Together we will call for an end to these abuses and stand together to resist and dismantle institutionalized Islamophobia – a system of oppression that uniquely targets Muslims and which has made it possible for the prison to be in operation for more than a decade and a half, with numerous prisoners, all Muslims, being detained without trial. We will call for a just resolution for all those detained at Guantanamo and for the immediate transfer of the five detainees who have already been cleared to leave.
Boston/Cambridge: Interfaith Vigil to Close Guantánamo and Stop Torture
WHEN: January 11, 2018 from 6 to 7 PM
WHERE: PBHA (Phillips Brooks House Association) 1 Harvard Yard, Cambridge
Sponsored by the Anti-Islamophobia Network
Los Angeles: Close Guantanamo Now Rally
WHEN: January 11, Noon to 2 pm
WHERE: Downtown Los Angeles Federal Building at 300 N. Los Angeles St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Manhasset, NY: Observance of a Week of Action to Close Guantanamo
WHEN: January 11 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm
WHERE: UU Congregation at Shelter Rock, 48 Shelter Rock Road, Manhasset.
Co-sponsored by the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore, the Islamic Center of Long Island, The Interfaith Institute of the Islamic Center of Long Island, and the Social Justice Committee of the UU Congregation at Shelter Rock.
New York City: Against a Forever Cage: 16th Anniversary of Indefinite Detention
WHEN: Thursday, January 11 from 5-6:30 pm
WHERE: Washington Square Park, under the Arch
Seattle: “Guantanamo, Lawlessness, and the Myth of American Exceptionalism”, an evening with Jonathan Hafetz, senior staff attorney with the ACLU Center for Democracy
WHEN: January 11, 7-9 pm
WHERE: University of Washington Law School, Room 138; 4293 Memorial Way Northeast, Seattle, WA
Washington, D.C.: Rally to Close Guantanamo and Stop Torture
WHEN: January 11, from 11:30 am to 1 pm
WHERE: Lafayette Square (in front of the White House), Washington, D.C.