Words From the Grassroots: Strengthening Our Resistance to State Violence


Add to My Calendar Tuesday, January 10, 2017 7:00pm to 9:00pm


801 22nd Street NW
Gallery 102, Smith Hall of Art
Washington, DC 20052

Join the Center for Constitutional Rights, Witness Against Torture, and the Tea Project for a night of tea, art, poetry, music, and words by artists, activists, and leaders in the movements to end state violence from indefinite detention at Guantánamo, police murders, and institutionalized Islamophobia. Speakers will share stories of hope and lessons from the front lines of their work, while speaking to the ways we need to change our resistance to confront the incoming Trump administration. 

Doors open at 6:30 PM and the program will begin at 7:00 PM. The event is free and open to the public. Tea will be served throughout the evening.


Welcome by Aaron Hughes & Amber Ginsburg, Tea Project

Aliya Hussain, Advocacy Program Manager, Center for Constitutional Rights

Dr. Maha Hilal, Executive Director, National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms

Mariam Abu-Ali, Director of the Prisoners and Families Committee, National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms

Larry Siems, editor of Guantánamo Diary, a handwritten account of Mohamedou Ould Slahi's arrest and detention

James Yee, former US Army Chalpain and graduate of West Point who served as a Muslim Chapain for the Guantánamo Bay prison camp

Spoken Word & Music by the Peace Poets and Warrior Writers


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January 3, 2017