Above: Promotional graphic for Taking a Stand Against Torture.
Join us as we mark worldwide "Torture Awareness Month" with a vigorous discussion of modern torture and the fight against it.
PEN Center USA and San Diego Museum of Man present Taking a Stand Against Torture, a reading and discussion by Larry Siems, director of Freedom to Write and International Programs at PEN American Center and author of The Torture Report, as well as Dr. Julie Kuck, licensed clinical psychologist with Survivors of Torture, International.
Date: June 8, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The readings begin at 6:45 p.m. A beer-and-wine reception will follow the discussion.
Tickets: $10. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Buy Tickets Here
Location: San Diego Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101 Google Maps
• Larry Siems leads PEN American Center's ongoing efforts to defend writers facing persecution around the world and protect freedom of expression in the United States. He is the author, most recently, of The Torture Report: What the Documents Say About America's Post-9/11 Torture Program. Originally published in collaboration with the ACLU as thetorturereport.org, The Torture Report draws on 140,000 pages of declassified U.S. government documents to construct a narrative account of what happened inside the CIA's secret prisons and military detention facilities in Guantanamo, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
• Dr. Julie Kuck of Survivors of Torture, International, is a licensed clinical psychologist. She will talk about the effects of torture on its victims. For more information about the organization, please visit http://www.notorture.org/.
PEN Center USA, a literary nonprofit based in Beverly Hills, has a membership of more than 600 professional writers. PEN Center USA strives to protect the rights of writers around the world, to stimulate interest in the written word, and to foster a vital literary community among the diverse writers living in the western United States.
Located beneath the ornate 200-foot California Tower, San Diego Museum of Man is Southern California's only museum devoted to anthropology and archaeology. With its Spanish colonial and mission-style architecture, the landmark building was originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. Today, San Diego Museum of Man is dedicated to using its world-class collections, dynamic exhibits, and compelling educational programs and events to fulfill its mission of inspiring human connections by exploring the human experience.