For Immediate Release
ACLU And PEN American Center Present Face To Face: Confronting The Torturers On April 29 In New York
NEW YORK - The American Civil Liberties Union, PEN American Center and Joe's Pub will present Face to Face: Confronting the Torturers
on April 29 at Joe's Pub in New York as part of the sixth annual PEN
World Voices Festival of International Literature. The event will
feature Aasif Mandvi of the Daily Show along with renowned authors and artists from around the globe reading from literature in which people confront their torturers.
With mounting evidence that the
United States tortured hundreds of detainees in the "War on Terror,"
people of conscience everywhere are watching to see if those who
ordered and carried out the abuse will be held accountable. Many of
those watching are in countries that have successfully confronted their
own legacies of torture and human rights abuses. The event will feature
readings from documentary and imaginative literature from around the
world depicting people standing face-to-face with their torturers, both
literally and figuratively.
Face to Face: Confronting the Torturers,
an evening of readings from around the world underscoring the
importance of confronting those who have authorized and carried out
Readings by Aasif Mandvi of The
Daily Show, Alina Bronsky, Rodrigo Fresán, Mohsin Hamid, Aleksandar
Hemon, Randa Jarrar, Irakli Kakabadze, Elias Khoury, valter hugo mãe,
Soﬁ Oksanen, Peter Schneider and others
With remarks by Jameel Jaffer,
Director of the ACLU Center for Democracy, and Larry Siems, Director of
Freedom to Write and International Programs at PEN American Center
Thursday, April 29
9:30 p.m. EDT
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY
$15/$10 for ACLU/PEN members and students with a valid ID. Tickets are available through www.joespub.com or (212) 967-7555, or at the door
Press tickets available by contacting (212) 549-2689 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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