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CAIR-NY to Co-Sponsor Screening of ‘Ghosts of Abu Ghraib’

(NEW YORK, NY, 10/3/07) – On October 28, the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) will co-sponsor a screening of “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib,” followed by a group discussion about torture.
The documentary is an 80-minute HBO film that looks beyond the headlines at the psychological and political context of torture at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison.
The screening is part of a nation-wide project entitled “Spotlight on Torture,” an initiative sponsored by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) to help people of faith broaden their understanding of US sponsored torture.
SEE: Spotlight on Torture
WHAT: Screening and Discussion of “Ghosts of Abu Ghraib”
WHEN: Sunday, October 28, 3-6 p.m.
WHERE: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard at 135th Street, New York, NY
CO-SPONSORS: CAIR-NY; Muslim Consultative Network; Women in Islam, Inc.
For directions visit: http://www.nypl.org/research/hours/scdir.cfm
Please be advised that this film is for mature audiences only. Seating is limited. Reservation is required. Please reserve your seat in advance by e-mailing CAIR-NY Civil Rights Director Aliya Latif at alatif@cair.com.
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
CONTACT: CAIR-NY Civil Rights Director Aliya Latif, 212-870-2002, 732-429-4268, alatif@cair.com; CAIR-NY Community Affairs Director Faiza N. Ali, (212) 870-2002, fali@cair.com

 

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