by Mohamedou Ould Slahi
Join us for a discussion of
Thursday, June 25, Noon to 1:30 PM
8th Day Center for Justice
205 W. Monroe, Suite 500, Chicago
With the publication of this book, we are able to read for the first time a diary written by a man who is still held in Guantanamo. It has been called an “unprecedented international publishing event,” only possible after years of legal battles to gain its release from U.S. government censors. Beyond the record of unspeakable abuse and torment, it is also a very personal story of the author’s humanity, grace and even humor.
H. Candace Gorman will bring her experiences fighting for Guantanamo detainees into our discussion. She is the principal in the law office of H. Candace Gorman. The firm concentrates in civil rights and human rights. Since 2005, Candace has represented three Guantanamo detainees, one still remains at the Guantanamo prison. She also maintains a blog about Guantanamo litigation at http://gtmoblog.blogspot.com/
|H. Candace Gorman|
Join us, whether you’ve had a chance to read the book in its entirety or not. If you have read the book, please consider sharing a passage with us that is particularly meaningful to you. We will also have a few copies available for purchase.
“Anyone who reads Guantanamo Diary - and every American with a shred of conscience should do so, now - will be ashamed and appalled. Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s demand for simple justice should be our call to action.” Glenn Greenwald, Author of No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, The NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
“A vision of hell, beyond Orwell, beyond Kafka: perpetual torture prescribed by the mad doctors of Washington.” John Le Carré , Author of A Delicate Truth
Members of the Chicago Coalition to Shut Down Guantanamo members share excerpts from Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi during the Justice Walk on Good Friday 2015 in Chicago.
(See Good Friday 2015: How can we help to shine the light? )
(See Chicago Digs Into ‘Guantánamo Diary’ by Mohamedou Ould Slahi )
Members of the Northwestern University community participated in May 2 in a marathon reading of Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Guantánamo Diary.
(See At Northwestern on May 2, 2015: Public Reading of "Guantánamo Diary" )