CVT In the News
Executive Director Douglas A. Johnson is profiled in the StarTribune.
Executive Director Douglas A. Johnson recently appeared on Twin Cities Public Television's Almanac to discuss his 23-year history with CVT.
Source: Twin Cities Public Television's Almanac
Many of the 70,000 refugees who have arrived in Minnesota are wracked by the effects of political violence and torture yet are hesitant to speak about the atrocities they survived. CVT is working with refugee leaders and clinics to help refugees overcome their mental health problems.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio
Craig and Mark Kielburger of Free the Children write about the famine and terror in Somalia.
Source: The Toronto Star
This article by reporter Sharon Schmickle profiles three leaders who helped Pelican Rapids embrace rapid change in the mid-1990s. CVT is mentioned as a group that helped local leaders understand the trauma some newly arrived refugees experiences.
This editorial describes the work of Somalis and organizations based in Minnesota to send relief to Somalis suffering from drought, famine and violence in their home country and the refugee camps in Dadaab, Kenya.
On TIME magazine's Swampland blog, writer Massimo Calabresi share's CVT's knowledge about the effects of mock execution, which includes waterboarding, in this compelling argument against the use of torture.
Writer Nat Hentoff mentions CVT in this column about government officials who spoke out against torture.
Source: CATO Institute
Cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and CVT, this panel featured Dr. Elizabeth Lira, Center for Ethics, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile; Juan E. Méndez, American University – Washington College of Law; Lorne W. Craner, International Republican Institute; Douglas A. Johnson, Center for Victims of Torture.
Source: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Jim Foti, CVT volunteer, wrote this beautiful piece about working with torture survivors at CVT.
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