Supporting Others Seeking Nonviolent Responses

JUNE 2018

OUR WORK:
A meeting with several Korean professionals who are supporting families of the Sewol Ferry Disaster, in which over 300 died, was arranged at the PT office in NYC. Alissa Torres represented September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows and shared our resources for healing and advocacy with those who came.

From left to right: JinHee Hyun, PhD., Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, Daegu University, S. Korea; Alissa Torres, Writer & PT Member; Jong-Woo Paik, M.D., PhD., Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Kyung Hee University, College of Medicine.

GUANTANAMO COMMITTEE:
Upcoming Pretrial Hearings:
1) KSM Hearing Week: 21. – 28. July 2018
2) KSM Hearing Week: 28. July – 4. August 2018
Please contact Committee Chair, Colleen Kelly, if you are interested in representing us at future pretrial hearings.

CONGRATULATIONS! Carol Rosenberg, the military affairs reporter for the Miami Herald and McClatchy, is being honored with the Silver Gavel Award by the American Bar Association for her coverage of the military commissions at Guantánamo Bay. The award recognizes outstanding work that fosters the American public’s understanding of law and the legal system.  CLICK HERE to read “Kudos to Rosenberg” written by Phyllis Rodriguez on our behalf.

OUR ALLIES:

Iftar 2018 PTer Rev. Dianne Hudder (below on left) celebrated the Ramadan evening break fast, Iftar, with Imam Dr. Abdul Samra at the Islamic Center of Greater Miami, FL on May 19. Dr. Samra is a great supporter of interfaith relations.

interfaith relations.

PTers in New Hampshire together with NH Murder Victim’s Family Members helped deliver a stack of 56,000 petitions in support of abolishing the death penalty to the governor’s office.

Andrea LeBlanc (speaking) presents the petitions with PTer, Blake Allison (behind her on the right) supporting the cause.

Small Steps can make a difference and create positive change in this world and our members know it. CLICK HERE to listen.

 

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