Close Guantánamo: A Public Forum featuring Elliott Adams
A public forum featuring the voice of past president of Veterans For Peace (VFP),
Elliott Adams, plus Portland’s Guantánamo solidarity vigilers. Cosponsored by VFP Chapter 72 and the Economic Justice Action and Peace Action Groups of the First Unitarian Church of Portland.
Suggested donation: $2 to $20 sliding (a benefit for VFP Chapter 72)
Cosponsored by the Economic Justice Action and Peace Action Groups of the First Unitarian Church of Portland
We will be safer and stronger, not to mention morally better off, when we close Guantánamo says Elliott Adams, past president of National Veterans for Peace. “It will not be easy, but this one is now within our reach. We need to get people of all stripes to support closing Guantánamo and giving it back to the rightful owners.”
Adams will discuss different messages about why we will be better off when Guantanamo is closed from various perspectives: Christian, Muslim, Jewish, those concerned about national security and the fiscally minded. He believes that much of our message needs to shift from the evils of the naval detention center, to why all of us will be better off with Guantanamo closed.
Attendees will also hear from the stalwart Portland “Close Guantánamo” vigilers and locals who have been quietly participating in a rolling fast in solidarity with the fasting detainees still being held at the Gitmo prison.