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Torture Awareness Month Kickoff

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Variating, based on location. More below.
Washington DC, New York, Cobleskill NY, Detroit MI, Minneapolis MN, London UK, Mexico City Mexico

June is Torture Awareness Month - and First-Wednesday Vigils are taking off!

Witness Against Torture (WAT) is holding the forever prisoners in Guantanamo in our hearts by holding vigils in our local communities on the first Wednesday of every month, but especially in June -- Torture Awareness Month. 

We (WAT) join Andy Worthington and the U.K. Guantanamo Network, which began standing before Parliament in London last September.  Now WAT and the Close Guantanamo Coalition are in Mexico City, New York City, Los  Angeles, Raleigh NC, Washington DC and a growing number of other cities and towns.  

So on June 7, haul out your signs -- and your jump suit if you have one -- and head down to your town square.  Print out flyers about Guantanamo and the Guantanamo Survivors Fund.  Call the local media and invite them to come out.  Send pictures and the story of your vigil to to WAT and to Andy.  Celebrate with us whether you're one or many!

Times June 7:

Washington DC:  Noon - 1 PM ET

New York, NY: 5 - 6 PM ET

Detroit, MI: 4 - 4:30 PM ET

Minneapolis, MN: 5 - 6 PM CT

London, UK: 1 - 3 PM GMT

More June Torture Awareness Month Events

  • Jun 26-27, 9 to 5, in Washington DC:  Advocacy Days on Capitol Hill by Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition Intl
  • Jun 26 online: Conversation with Survivors (details coming soon, Guantanamo Survivors Fund)
  • Jun 26, 4 to 6, in Raleigh NC: Vigil at Aero Contractors 
  • Watch your email and social media for more events as the weeks unfold