[Pnews] Fri, Oct 18 - UC Berkeley - UN Official Juan Mendez:, The Intersection of Solitary Confinement, & International Human Rights Law

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Mon Oct 14 16:20:50 EDT 2013

*United Nations Official Juan Mendez:
The Intersection of Solitary Confinement
& International Human Rights Law*

*Friday October 18 - 6pm - 8pm
UC Berkeley Campus - Valley Life Sciences
Building (VLSB) - Room 2060*


    * Bernadette Rabuy, Human Rights of the Incarcerated at Cal
    * Danny Murillo, Phoenix Scholars Project
    * Marie Levin, Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition
    * Jonathan Simon, Adrian A. Kragen Professor of Law
    * Director, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley Law
    * Juan Mendez, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture

*Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading 
treatment or punishment United Nations Office of the High Commissioner 
for Human Rights. This unofficial visit by Mr. Mendez, who has spoken 
out publicly about the use of solitary confinement in California 
prisons, presents an opportunity to engage all campus and community in a 
dialogue around the use of solitary confinement in our state's prisons. 
While prisoners have suspended their historic hunger strike---which 
spanned 60 days in July and August 2013---California communities 
continue to challenge solitary confinement as torture.*

Presented by:
- UC Berkeley Public Service Center
- Course Threads "Carceral Geographies" Project
- Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity

In collaboration with:
- Human Rights of the Incarcerated at Cal and IGNITE Campaign

This event is co-sponsored by:
- The American Cultures Center
- ASUC Office of the External Affairs VP
- California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement (CFASC)
- Chicana Latino Student Development Office
- InterVarsity/Black Campus Ministries
- Restorative Justice Center

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