Thursday, March 5, 2009

Free Workshops on National Security issues and Stopping Canadian Complicity in Torture

Join Amnesty International Carleton for an exciting day of free workshops on national security issues and stopping Canadian complicity in torture.

When: Saturday, March 14, 2009
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00PM
Where: Carleton University, Loeb Building (Loeb Lounge)
Cost: FREE with lunch provided

In the past few years, cases of Canadian citizens who were tortured abroad have surfaced in the media and elsewhere. The O’Conner and Iacobucci commissions have confirmed that the Canadian government was complicit in the torture of at least four Canadians.

There is a wealth of information out there on Canadian complicity in torture, but all this information can be overwhelming and it is not always clear how we can use this information most effectively to pressure our governments to stop being complicit in torture.

Join us for a workshop to learn about this important and disturbing issue and how YOU can help make a change. The day will include two FREE workshops with experts on media literacy and lobbying techniques that regular people can use to pressure the Canadian government and prevent the torture of Canadian citizens.

Hilary Homes from Amnesty International Ottawa and Yavar Hameed (lawyer for Abousfian Abdelrazik and Carleton University instructor) will be some of the special guests for the workshops with others to be announced soon! A delicious FREE lunch will also be provided!

If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please reserve your spot as soon as possible by sending us your name and phone number to this e-mail address: amnestystoptorture@gmail.c
om. Contact us at this email for more information!

We hope to see you soon!

Amnesty Carleton