CCR First Wednesdays: Guantánamo Then & Now


Add to My Calendar Wednesday, January 6, 2016 6:00pm


Von Bar
3 Bleecker Street
New York, 10012

Join us for CCR First Wednesday on January 6, 2016. CCR has led the legal battle to close Guantánamo for nearly 14 years, representing clients in two Supreme Court cases and organizing and coordinating hundreds of pro bono lawyers across the country, ensuring that nearly all the men detained at Guantánamo have had the option of legal representation. This movement has been called one of the greatest mass defense efforts in U.S. history. 

Come hear about the history of Guantánamo Bay prison, from the Bush years to today, from those who have led the fight to close it. CCR staff will share the stories of two clients--one who was released in 2006 and is rebuilding his life, and one who still desperately awaits his freedom and has been on an eight-year hunger strike in order to obtain it. With just one year left of President Obama’s presidency, we are at a critical moment. Learn what we need to do to close Guantánamo and bring an end to indefinite detention.

This event is FREE. Come to the discussion, grab a drink (happy hour specials), and meet new friends! Doors open at 6pm. 

What: Discussion with CCR Legal Director Baher Azmy & CCR Staff Attorney Omar Farah. Followed by Q&A and music by DJ Ian Head.

CCR First Wednesdays is a free monthly series where we invite you to join us for a salon-style happy hour where we discuss social justice issues and network. 

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December 29, 2015