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Jessica Murphy

I first discovered Peaceful Tomorrows after reading an op-ed titled “Guantánamo is Delaying Justice for 9/11 Families” written by Julia Rodriguez. Prior to reading that article, I had no idea there was a community of likeminded family members of victims, and I was thrilled to meet others who have a shared loss and also hold similar moral and political beliefs. My father worked in the North Tower of the World Trade Center and was killed on September 11, 2001, when I was five years old. In recent years, I have struggled to reconcile the tragedy of my dad’s death with the many atrocities committed by the government in the name of national security. I am interested in working towards peaceful solutions to conflict, particularly in the Middle East, and I look forward to working alongside other PT members. I recently wrote this article about my trip to Guantánamo with VWAP last summer:  On life and the pursuit of death in Guantánamo Bay


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