Berkeley Says NO to Torture
“Berkeley Says NO to Torture” Week Calendar
DONATIONS, TICKETS, GUEST PASSES for all public events: Students free. General public: $10 requested donation (no one turned away). Your $100 donation (received before October 10) will provide one Guest Pass to all “Berkeley Says No to Torture” events. Reservations: 510-333-6097
Sun 10/10, 7:00 PM Author reading: Andy Worthington (The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prisons) and Justine Sharrock (Tortured: When Good Soldiers Do Bad Things) read and discuss their work. Sponsored by Revolution Books. At Revolution Books, 2425 Channing Way (just below Telegraph Ave.)
Mon 10/11, 7:00 PM Film screening - Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo, followed by Q /A with author and producer Andy Worthington. Sponsored by Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee. BFUU Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar Street (at Bonita Ave.)
Tues 10/12 11:00 AM Protest action at UC Berkeley Law (Boalt Hall) where Torture Professor John Yoo teaches constitutional law on Tuesdays. Sponsored by World Can’t Wait and others. UC Berkeley Law, Boalt Hall, 2778 Bancroft Way (at College Ave.)
Tues 10/12 Evening "The Giant John Yoo Debate". Join World Can't Wait, lawyers, law students, and surprise guests for a real debate over Yoo's theories and legal work defending torture. UC Berkeley Campus/Time TBA
Wed 10/13 12 Noon Protest: Say No to Torture! Rally, music, street theater. Banner, posters provided. Sponsored by CODEPINK. Location: Marine Recruiting Station, 64 Shattuck Square, 1/2 block south of University Ave.
Wed 10/13 4:30 PM Defying Torture: The Art of Dissent. A conversation with historian/critic/activist Peter Selz and artists Clinton Fein and Richard Kamler. UC Berkeley Art Museum Theater, 2621 Durant Avenue
Wed 10/13 7:00 PM Roundtable: Writers on Torture. Andy Worthington, Justine Sharrock, Barry Eisler (whose best-selling thriller Inside Out covers the real-life mystery of the destroyed CIA waterboarding videotapes), and Rita Maran (Torture: The Role of Ideology in the French-Algerian War). Authors will discuss their experience of writing about torture. Moderated by Shahid Buttar (Bill of Rights Defense Committee). University Lutheran Church, 2425 College Ave. (at Haste)
Thurs 10/14 7:00 PM Forum on Torture and the Law, Torture and Human Rights. Marjorie Cohn (past president National Lawyers Guild, author Rules of Disengagement and Cowboy Republic), Andy Worthington (see 10/10, 10/11, 10/13), Shahid Buttar (see 10/13), and Debra Sweet (National Director, World Can't Wait). UC Berkeley Law Boalt Hall, Room 150, 2778 Bancroft Way (at Piedmont)
Fri 10/15 Three programs, all at Booth Auditorium, UC Berkeley Law (Boalt), 2778 Bancroft Way:
1:30-3 PM “Torture, Human Experimentation, and the Department of Defense” Jason Leopold (Truthout) interviews psychologist, blogger, and activist Jeffrey Kaye.
3-4:30 PM Panel: Psychologists and Torture. Adrianne Aron, Ruth Fallenbaum, Pierre LaBossiere, Patricia Isasa. Co-sponsored by School of the Americas Watch (SOAW) East Bay/SF.
7:00 PM RECKONING with TORTURE: Memos and Testimonies from the “War on Terror”
West Coast Premiere! Readers include: Andy Worthington, Marjorie Cohn, Ray McGovern, Mimi Kennedy, devorah major, Jeffrey Kaye, Renee Saucedo, Col. Ann Wright, Fr. Louis Vitale OFM, Jason Leopold, Peter Selz, Kathy Roberts, Abdi Soltani. Sponsored by ACLU-Northern California; Boalt Alliance to Abolish Torture; National Lawyers Guild, Boalt Chapter; Progressive Democrats of America; World Can’t Wait, and CODEPINK. “Reckoning” will be followed by a reception with the readers and audience. Reception tickets available by email reservation (Eastbaycodepink@gmail.com) and at the performance. Students free. General public: $10 requested donation (no one turned away); $25 includes reception following.
Sat, 10/16 2:30 pm Author Reading. Jeffrey Haas (The Assassination of Fred Hampton: How the FBI and the Chicago Police Murdered a Black Panther) will discuss the book, and his experience as a people's lawyer. Jeff will talk about the film "The End of a Nightstick", in which he's featured, about fighting and uncovering police brutality and torture in Chicago. Sponsored by Revolution Books. Revolution Books, 2425 Channing Way
Sat 10/16, 7:00 PM “Pedro and the Captain” Dramatic reading from the famous play by Mario Benedetti by Mark McGoldrick & Youseef Elias, directed by Angelina Llongueras. Performed in honor of Berkeley Says No To Torture Week. Fireside Room, Live Oak Community Center, 1301 Shattuck, Berk.
Organizers/endorsers: World Can’t Wait, CODEPINK, National Lawyers Guild (San Francisco), Progressive Democrats of America, Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute, National Accountability Action Network, FireJohnYoo.org, Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee, Rev. Kurt Kuhwald, Beyt Tikkun Synagogue, Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Rev. John Dear SJ, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, Flashpoints Radio (KPFA), Haiti Action Committee, La Raza Centro Legal, Moe’s Bookstore, Nor. Calif. 9/11 Truth Commission, Revolution Books, School of the Americas Watch(SOAW) East Bay and SF chapters, Fr. Louis Vitale OFM, WarCriminalsWatch.org, and Al Young (California Poet Laureate Emeritus). See artist Fernando Botero’s statement of support at www.wesaynototorture.net