Since 2002, at least 775 men have been held in the U.S. detention
center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. According to Department of Defense
data, fewer than half of them are accused of committing any hostile act
against the United States or its allies. In hundreds of cases, even the
circumstances of their initial detainment are questionable. Many of the
detainees have turned to writing poetry as a way to preserve their
humanity even through the abuse and isolation they face.
Marc Falkoff acts as a legal counsel to 17 Yemeni prisoners at the
Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility and was one of the first US citizens
to visit the camp. He will speak from his first-hand experience about
the ongoing human rights violations occurring within the prison, as
well as read selections of poetry written by the prisoners that are
compiled in his book, Poems from Guantanamo: The Detainees Speak,
After the talk, learn what you can do to take action towards closing the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.
There will be FREE FOOD!!