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Diversity and Outreach Committee
OCT. 5, MON, 6-7 pm: No Separate Justice Vigil co-sponsored with Witness Against Torture
No Separate Justice Vigil at Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan
The vigil will include presentations by organizers, advocates, and attorneys addressing abuses in the United States’ domestic and overseas detention systems. Co-sp0nsored by Witness Against Torture
WHEN: Monday, October 5 (from 6-7 PM) 5-5:30 pm: Anti-Guantanamo activists will stage a demonstration on behalf of Tariq Ba Odah at the Federal Courthouse (500 Pearl St.) at 5 pm in Foley Square.
WHERE: Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. The closest subway to the MCC is the 4, 5, 6, J, Z train to the Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall.
The special focus in October is the ongoing harassment of Yemenis and Yemeni-Americans by US officials. Vigil will also highlight the case of Tariq Ba Odah, a gravely ill hunger striker at Guantanamo; recent victories in efforts to end solitary confinement in domestic prisons; and the connection between interlocking systems of Islamophobia, white supremacy, mass incarceration, solitary confinement, and other forms of torture.
No Separate Justice! Individuals and Cases Highlighted at Previous Vigils
Vigils have been held on the 1st Monday night of every month since February 2014, outside the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in lower Manhattan. Each vigil highlights the specific case of an individual or case.
“No Separate Justice!”. The mission of the No Separate Justice campaign is to highlight the gross abuses of the “war on terror” which have taken place in prisons and courtrooms across the United States. The purpose of the monthly vigils is to keep these injustices before our eyes.
No Separate Justice! campaign is a coalition of community groups, academics, family members and human rights and civil liberties organizations including Amnesty International USA, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Council On American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-New York, and Educators for Civil Liberties. Brooklyn For Peace supports and endorses this campaign. “No Separate Justice” exposes and works to end a pattern of human rights and civil liberties abuses in “War on Terror” cases in the U.S. criminal justice system. Many of these cases are against Muslims or people associated with Muslim groups.
Individuals and cases highlighted at previous vigils:
Brooklyn community, making the link between local experiences of social injustice and the violence of the military budget and war. We understand that Brooklyn For Peace will be more effective when working together with diverse groups....Read more
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