Face to Face: Confronting the Torturers A PEN Freedom to Write event
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The discovery of a subterranean CIA dungeon in a former riding academy in Lithuania, the flight records of thousands of secret U.S. rendition flights, the testimonies of a growing number of released detainees describing their abuse in American custody—as the evidence around the globe mounts that the United States tortured hundreds of captives in the “War on Terror,” people of conscience everywhere are watching to see if those who ordered and carried out the abuse will be held accountable.
Many of those watching are in countries that have successfully confronted their own legacies of torture and human rights abuses. Join us for an evening of readings from documentary and imaginative literature from around the world in which people have stood face to face with their torturers.
Participants: Alina Bronsky, Rodrigo Fresán, Mohsin Hamid, Aleksandar Hemon, Randa Jarrar, Irakli Kakabadze, Elias Khoury, valter hugo mãe, Quim Monzó, Sofi Oksanen, Peter Schneider, and special guests.
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Cosponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union and Joe’s Pub