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Southwest Witness (in solidarity with the SOA Watch Vigil & Action)
November 17-18, 2007
in solidarity with SOA Watch

Over the last three years there has been a small but growing demonstration at the main gate of Fort Huachuca to protest our country’s slipping standards on torture. This year our witness will be dramatically expanded to include Saturday events in Tucson as well as a Fort Huachuca Vigil on Sunday. People from across the Southwest—from California to Texas—will participate.

Tucson, Saturday November 17
9am - 4pm Teach-In Against Torture
Amethyst Room, CC Building, Downtown Campus of Pima Community College,
1255 N. Stone Ave. (NW corner of Stone Avenue and Speedway Blvd.)
4pm - 6pm Sign-Making Workshop
Southside Presbyterian Church, 317 W 23rd Street (SE corner of 23rd Street and 10th Avenue Create signs for Saturday evening witness and Sunday demonstration.
6pm - 8:30pm Screening of Ghosts of Abu Ghraib
Southside Presbyterian Church
8:30pm Walk to Federal Building and Witness through the Night

Sierra Vista, Sunday November 18
Vigil & Action
11am - 3pm Ft. Huachuca, Main Gate
NE corner of Buffalo Soldiers Trail and Fry Blvd

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Speakers at the Teach-In Against Torture include:

Hector Aristizabal, a Colombian survivor of torture, who performs a powerful one-man drama of his story by DVD.

Rev. John Fife, cofounder of the Sanctuary movement, former moderator of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. Speaking on the moral dimension of torture.

Dr. Kathy Norgard is a psychologist who has worked for many years with victims of torture from Latin America and from Africa. She will speak on the psychological damage done by torture.

Gail Ann Brown, a founding member of No2Torture, New Mexico State Coordinator on the death penalty for Amnesty International, and has been a civil rights attorney for ten years.

Buff Bradley, an award winning documentary video/film maker, will be presenting “A Long Darkness: The History of Torture in America,” a written work produced from research originally intended for a documentary video project.

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The Southwest Witness is being organized entirely by volunteers. If you want to volunteer to help organize, or if you have questions, please write to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Details of these events will be updated at our website: southwestwitness.org
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