Upcoming Events

Close Guantanamo Now!
 January 11, 2014 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for a vigil, rally and march at Santa Monica Palisades Park and 3rd Street Promenande:

This coming January 11, 2014, marks 12 year anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo prison and the human rights violation it represents, including torture, detention without charge, unfair trials, Islamophobia, and impunity for crimes by the U.S. Government officials.

- Close Guantanamo Now!
- End indefinite solitary confinement in U.S. prisons
- Release detainess or charge and fairly try them in federal cout
- Repeal the detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act 
- Hold government officials accountable for torture and other serious abuses
- End the Islamophobia that fuels Guantanamo and U.S. detention policies

This event is endorsed/co-sponsored by numerous organizations; for a complete list, please see the physical flier

This event is wheelchair accessible and disability affirmative. For accommodations, call 72 hours in advance.

An Interfaith Gathering against the Culture of Torture

January 19, 2014 3 - 5 pm
United University Church @ USC (In the Sanctuary)
817 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089   (818) 605-7188
Join us in raising righteous objection against torture. Our society’s mass incarceration, especially of poor people of color, the corruption and abuses recently made public in LA County jails, and the blatant torture that the U.S. is responsible for overseas in Guantanamo Bay are all symptoms of a society obsessed with a culture of torture. Communities of faith have an obligation to denounce this torture wherever it is found.

Featuring guest speakers and special performers - to be announced later. Food and drinks provided. Entrance is free.

Sponsored by: UUC Peace Center and Spiritual Youth for Justice & Peace (a project of Interfaith Communities United for Justice & Peace (ICUJP))
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This event is wheelchair accessible and disability affirmative. For other accommodations, contact us 72 hours in advance.

Join us for a justice luncheon with Andy Worthington
Wednesday, January 15, 2013 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Holman United Methodist Church 3320 W. Adams, L.A. 90018 
Suggested donation $20, but no one turned away * Parking available in church lot

What would Martin Luther King, Jr say about Guantánamo, Solitary Confinement and U.S.-Sponsored Torture?

The Guantánamo Files allows prisoners to tell their own stories, explaining who they are and the circumstances of their capture. In contrast to the administration’s claims that they are the “worst of the worst”… bringing these stories to life for the first time, The Guantánamo Files vividly demonstrates the human cost of the administration’s ill-conceived and violently executed “War on Terror.” 

Andy Worthington is a journalist and historian, based in London. He is author of The Guantánamo Files, and the co-director (with Polly Nash) of the documentary film, "Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo."

Interfaith Respondents

Edina Lekovich 
Director of Policy and Programming
Muslim Public Affairs Council – L.A.

Rev. Dr. Art Cribbs 
Executive Director
Clergy and Laity United for 
Economic Justice - California

Register at www.icujpjusticeluncheoniv.eventbrite.com 
or RSVP (include any dietary restrictions), to andy.icujp@gmail.com or call 310.704.3217
Thanks to World Can’t Wait for the opportunity to present this program.

This event is wheelchair accessible and disability affirmative. Please contact us 72 hours in advance for accommodations.



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