Please join Emancipate NC’s Cierra Cobb and Kerwin Pittman, along with many allied people and organizations, at a coalition event on June 26 at 2 pm at Chavis Community Center to demonstrate solidarity with people in solitary confinement. 

June 26 is UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Gather to observe the cruel links in the mistreatment of disproportionately Black and Brown prisoners in North Carolina and the all-Muslim Black and Brown prisoners in the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

Per capita, more people are incarcerated in the U.S. than in any other country on earth. North Carolina is one of 12 states in which more than half the prison population is Black. And our state hosts a CIA aviation firm used in the kidnapping and torture of at least 49 Black and Brown people, all Muslim, in the so-called “war on terror.”

We should be better than this! Let’s take action.

What: A gathering to hear speakers, bear witness, connect with others who care, and write letters to Gov. Cooper. Through virtual reality headsets, “experience” solitary confinement briefly. Watch a short documentary on solitary confinement, and hear at least one person who has experienced it. 

The event is sponsored by ACLU-NC, Disability Rights NC, Emancipate NC, National Religious Campaign Against Torture, NC Stop Torture Now, North Carolina Conference, North Carolina Peace Action, North Carolina Council of Churches, and Veterans for Peace.

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