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Hear Poems from Guantanamo: April 13 7-9pm

April 6, 2009

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EVEN IF THE PAIN by Siddiq Turkestani

Even if the pain of the wound increases,
There must be a remedy to treat it.

Even if the days in prison endure,
There must be a day when we will get out.

Please join us for Poems from Guantanamo: the detainees speak presented by poets and peace activists Monday April 13 from 7-9pm at a Place for Peace, 896 E. Main, Ventura.

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The program will open with background information from Vincent Warren from the Center for Constitutional Rights, continue with readings of many poems from the book with introductions by event organizer Grant Marcus, include an intermission with music from the Place of Peace Choir, and conclude with a Q and A. A donation of $10 per person is requested; funds will be divided equally between Place of Peace,  Center for Constitutional Rights, and Veterans for Peace.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 7, 2009 3:55 pm

    I wish I could be there for this event – it really speaks to me. Especially (and strangely) as I am researching torture survivors for my historical novel about the convicts shipped out to Van Diemen’s Land, now Tasmania almost 200 years ago. No one would have offered PTSD counselling to all of those convicts, who somehow endured and founded a new country.

  2. bldherenow permalink
    August 23, 2010 11:17 pm

    Hello, I would like to invite you to join; The Poetic Voice Community. It is a writer’s site where you can enter contests – add poetry and get feedback. The latest entries are listed on the blog posts. Click on link, and check us out! Then join, and post.

    Website: http://poeticvoice.ning.com/

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