730 Tappan
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Inspired by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture Week of Action, we focus on the terrifying physical and psychological effects of torture in Latin America. Our two short films are about Sister Dianna Ortiz, an American nun who taught Mayan children in Guatemala in the 1980s and who was abducted and brutally tortured by armed men, the leader of whom appeared to be American. We will begin with an ABC PrimeTime special that aired shortly after her experiences. We will then show a video of a recent speech by Sister Ortiz where she reveals there are more than a half-million survivors of torture living in the US and that more than 150 governments worldwide currently engage in torture. Sister Ortiz reminds us that we must not wear blindfolds to this reality, and that we can take positive action to ensure our government does not participate or condone torture. Sponsored by the Latin America Task Force of the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., movie at 7:00. Memorial Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 730 Tappan, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Free and Open to the Public. Food will be provided, and we welcome people to bring an additional dish to share. Details: www.icpj.net 734-663-1870 [email protected]

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Added by ICPJ on September 26, 2007

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