Torture Awareness Week: Mon, June 21—Sat, June 26:
We invite you to join Witness Against Torture in a Torture Awareness Week Fast. We will be fasting in our homes, in deference to the still unvanquished pandemic. You can join us to fast for a day or two, or for all five days. Meet with us on Zoom for mutual support on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Our purpose is to use our own bodies to deepen our understanding of the U.S. use of torture, especially against the Muslim men locked in Guantanamo.
If you would like to join us, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with RSVP for Fast in the subject line: you’ll receive the Zoom link, a menu of actions you can take during the week, and tips on fasting safely.
Even if you decide not to fast you can still join in taking concrete actions to oppose torture and support torture survivors, from writing the men in Guantanamo to calling/emailing key decision-makers. The Witness Against Torture website also lists events commemorating Torture Awareness Week. We will be adding events and suggestions for actions through the end of the fast so keep an eye on the website for updates. And if you are mounting a vigil or action in your area let us know and we’ll post it.