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Elizabeth Miller

I was introduced to Peaceful Tomorrows in 2020 where I joined based off of my concerns about the human rights abuses and complexities of the pretrial hearings at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center.  On 9/11, I lost my father FF Douglas C. Miller. As a “9/11 kid” I always felt alone in my calls for peace and concerns for injustice – that both I experienced and people around the world experienced due to the absence of rule of law after 9/11.

On my own journey of healing and understanding I have studied the Middle East, and North Africa, Islam, and terrorism. My education helped show me that I wanted to spread messages of forgiveness, and understanding, emphasizing that the terrible attacks were the actions of few, not the many. I wanted to speak out against the human rights abuses being carried out in the name of our loved ones without our consent.

Peaceful Tomorrows has helped to shape me in the few years I have been a member of the organization. I have been to the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center twice, and plan to go more. I have been able to advocate for Guantanamo’s closure and participate on panel discussions with my dear friend and former innocent prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, Mohamedou Ould Salahi. I have worked as a Rule of Law Fellow, and most recently I’m taking on the position of the Project Director for the organization. I am privileged to surround myself with individuals who have kind hearts and strong minds – all dedicated to promoting peace and understanding in the face of a terrible tragedy.

Filed in: Article, ELIZABETH MILLER, News from Peaceful Tomorrows, Voices of Peaceful Tomorrows

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