[pjw] EVENT REMINDER: "No More Excuses: Shut Down Guantanamo!" rally/march Fri 1/8 4:30 PM

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Sun Jan 3 14:34:27 EST 2021

Iraq Affinity Group supporters

As noted in yesterday's Friday Rally report back, this upcoming Friday's 
event starts 1/2 hour early, at 4:30 PM, to help us mark 19 years since 
the opening of Guantanamo Bay prison. We'll be joined by a few friends 
from Amnesty International Group 48, which is co-hosting the rally. In 
addition to discussing the history of and current situation at Guantanamo, 
we'll be handing out information about the upcoming livestream event with 
Sarah Mirk talking about her book "Guantanamo Voices" happening on Jan. 

(On that note, there's now a Facebook event page for the Sarah Mirk event:
  https://www.facebook.com/events/228477595576633 )

More information on Friday's rally/march can be found at

Please share widely!
dan handelman
Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group


Peace and Justice Works
   Iraq Affinity Group
   PO Box 42456
   Portland, OR   97242
   (503) 236-3065  (Office)
   iraq at pjw.info

                     No More Excuses: Shut Down Guantanamo!
                      Friday, January 8, 2021 4:30-6:00 PM
                   Expanded Friday Rally for Peace and Justice
               Pioneer Courthouse Square, SW Yamhill and Broadway

January 11, 2021 marks 19 years since the opening of the US prison camp
in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The prison now holds just 40 people (from a
height of nearly 800 at one point). Although it stands as a symbol of
the United States' lack of respect for due process, human rights and
the rule of law, it has still remained active. In 2018, President Trump
reversed President Obama's policy directive that called to shut down
Guantanamo; President-elect Biden has not prioritized closing the camp
despite calling it "an advertisement for creating terror." Local
Portland groups join worldwide voices calling to Close Guantanamo Now!

This event will also be used to promote an online presentation by Sarah
Mirk to talk about her graphic nonfiction book "Guantanamo Voices"
followed by Q&A. That event will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021
at 7 PM. Get more information at
  http://www.pjw.info/guantanamo_smirk011221.html .

Event cosponsored by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group;
cosponsors include Amnesty International Group 48.

For more information, especially if your group would like to cosponsor
or endorse this event, contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065
or iraq at pjw.info.

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