Special Events

  • Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 12:00 PM
    Downtown Federal Building in Los Angeles, CA



    Close Guantanamo 2020 vigil by Mohammed TajsarPhoto: Mohammed Tajsar

    Close Guantanamo NOW!


    Join us in-person or online:
    Wed., Jan. 11, 2023, 12:00 - 1:30 pm Pacific Time
    Downtown LA Federal Bldg.,
    300 N. Los Angeles St.,
    Los Angeles 90012
    Free and open to all

    Please join ICUJP and allies online or in-person Wednesday, January 11, to mark the 21st anniversary of the opening of Guantanamo Bay and the human rights violations and torture it spawned.

    At its peak, the illegal detention center at Guantanamo Bay held some 800 men and boys of Muslim faith - most of whom were never charged with a crime. Today, 35 prisoners still languish there.

    This year is also the 20th anniversary of the Bush administration's "Torture Memos", documents written to explain away the waterboarding of detainees and other violent acts as "enhanced interrogation techniques." To date no one in the Bush administration has been called to account for writing and implementing these documents.

    Let's send a message to President Biden:

    Close Guantanamo NOW and release all detainees!
    End torture NOW and prosecute the torturers and those who authorized them.


    • Estee Chandler, Jewish Voice for Peace
    • Jim Lafferty, National Lawyers Guild LA
    • Shane Que Hee, Out Against War
    • Mohammad Tajsar, ACLU of Southern California
    • Atra Flemons, CAIR
    • Michael Rapkin, Guantanamo Bar
    • Shakeel Syed, South Asian Network
    • Ysabel Gonzalez, Code Pink

    Thank you to our event sponsors and endorsers!


    National Religious Campaign Against Torture




    ACLU of Southern California •
    Addicted To War •  American Muslims for Palestine
    Anti-racist Action/LA • CAIR •
    Defending Rights and Dissent • 
    Jewish Voice for Peace • National Lawyers Guild LA • 
    North Carolina Stop Torture Now • Out Against War • Reprieve UK •
    St. Camillus Center • Topanga Peace Alliance • Witness Against Torture

    Please assist ICUJP in fulfilling its mission:
    Religious Communities Must Stop Blessing War and Violence

    Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace