UVM Libraries has partnered with the ACLU of Vermont to hold a special event during National Library Week.
“Reckoning with Torture: Memos and Testimonies from the ‘War on Terror'” will be held Monday, April 12, 7 p.m., at Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. Here is a link to a flyer promoting the event: http://www.acluvt.org/news/reckoning_torture_poster.pdf
The event will feature librarians, professors, students, lawyers, and others reading from recently released secret documents including government memos, declassified communications, and testimonies by detainees. It is being held during National Library Week in recognition of the important work of libraries in making information available for public scrutiny. Many of the documents were obtained using the Freedom of Information Act.
We expect that hearing people read from these primary source documents will be a powerful experience, and we hope you can attend. We also would appreciate your help in promoting the event. Please post the flyer at your library, and feel free to share the flyer widely.
If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 656-5723. Thanks.