CVT Executive Director Curt Goering submitted a statement for the record to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for its February 13, 2013, hearing on “Comprehensive Immigration Reform.”
A group of men, women and children lives in the bustle of Nairobi, Kenya, yet remains largely unnoticed. They are refugees who have fled civil war, tribal conflicts and persecution at the hands of authorities. While they seek more peaceful lives, their tortured pasts often follow them in the form of nightmares, despair or anxiety. This spring, the Center for Victims of Torture is launching its newest international project in Nairobi to bring hope and healing to these urban refugees.
CVT issued a statement in response to CIA Director nominee John Brennan’s refusal to call waterboarding a form of torture during his confirmation hearing today.
The National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs 5th Annual Research Symposium: “Torture Treatment: Clinical, Community & Policy Interventions, & Outcomes”
Cost: $25 per person. Please register in advance.
3 Keynote Speakers:
The Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition (TASSC International) presents Beneath the Blindfold. This documentary sensitively paints a holistic portrait of the experiences of four torture survivors and their path to healing after torture. A panel discussion will follow the film and feature: Juan Mendez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture; Dr. Lin Piwowarczyk, National Consortium of Torture Treatment Programs; Dr. Mary Fabri, Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center; and Kathy Berger and Ines Sommer, filmmakers of “Beneath the Blindfold.”
Professor and Dean, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Retired, Co-founder and former President, Public Interest Data, Inc. (PIDI)