[pjw] FINAL REMINDER: "ILLUSTRATING IMPRISONMENT: Sarah Mirk Presents 'Guantanamo Voices'" Tues 1/12/21 7 PM PST

Peace and Justice Works pjw at pjw.info
Mon Jan 11 12:29:42 EST 2021

Hi again PJW supporters and allies

Below again is the announcements for tomorrow night's livestream event 
with author Sarah Mirk talking about "Guantanamo Voices." Today is the 
19th anniversary of the notorious prison's opening.

If you are a social media person and want to let others know about the 
event, here is the facebook event link


and here is a link to our short promo video on our YouTube channel


At our technical rehearsal the other day, Ms. Mirk agreed to do an 
"after-show call" on Zoom for those who attend the event; instructions to 
join will be shared out during the presentation. (So that post-event event 
will start at about 8:30).

Feel free to share widely and hope to "see" you virtually tomorrow night!

dan handelman
pjw iraq affinity group


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

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For immediate release       January 4, 2021

                           ILLUSTRATING IMPRISONMENT:
                     Sarah Mirk Presents "Guantanamo Voices"
                     Tuesday, January 12, 2021 7:00 PM (PST)
                          Streaming live on Youtube at

Portland area author/journalist Sarah Mirk compiled an amazing graphic
non-fiction book ("Guantanamo Voices: True Accounts from the World's
Most Infamous Prison") exposing the human rights abuses at Guantanamo
Bay prison, which the US opened in Cuba exactly four months after 9/11.
Mirk will speak on a livestream event Tuesday, January 12 at 7 PM
(Pacific time) at the Peace and Justice Works (PJW) youtube page:
https://youtube.com/peaceandjusticeworks. . The presentation will be
followed by an audience Q&A. The event will be hosted by local media
personality Theresa Mitchell.

Guantanamo held close to 800 prisoners, and 40 remain in legal limbo.
President Obama promised to close the prison in 2009. Mirk invited a
diverse set of 12 artists to illustrate discussions with former
prisoners, guards, lawyers and others whose lives have been forever
changed by the US' use of an offshore facility to torture and imprison
people indefinitely.

Sarah began as a reporter including at the Portland Mercury, where she
covered political issues including police accountability. She also
edited a national feminist magazine and now is a contributing editor at
graphic journalism website the Nib. She also works as a digital
engagement producer for Reveal at the Center for Investigative
Reporting. Sarah is also the author of several books including You Do
You: Figuring Out Your Body, Dating, and Sexuality.

Instructions for adding to the Q&A period will be posted at the time of
the event. The presentation is coordinated by Peace and Justice Works
Iraq Affinity Group and cosponsored by 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.

A facebook page for this event can be found at
https://www.facebook.com/events/228477595576633 . *

* PJW does not endorse facebook but recognizes its usefulness as an
    organizing tool

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