First Do No Harm: The Role of Medical Professionals in U.S.-Sponsored Torture
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has been working on critical legislation in the New York State legislature that will prevent health care professionals from engaging in torture and protect those health care professionals who refuse to assist in conduct they believe constitutes torture. This legislation has assumed new urgency in light of reports that health care professionals may have monitored torture sessions to establish the thresholds at which individuals in detention reached the breaking point.
Confirmed Panelists: Allen Keller, M.D., Director of the Bellevue/NYU Program for the Survivors of Torture; Steven Reisner, Ph.D., Advisor on Ethics and Psychology for PHR; Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, General Secretary of the National Council of Churches.
Join us for this very timely discussion of what role health care professionals may have played in U.S.-sponsored torture, how to prevent health care professionals from assisting in torture, and the ethical/religious framework that supports our belief that torture is always wrong.
Please spread the word widely on this important panel presentation.
[Co-Sponsors: NRCAT, MNYRCAT, Physicians for Human Rights, Rabbis for Human Rights, Peace and Justice Task Force of the All Souls Unitarian Church]
Thursday, June 24 6:30-9PM
All Souls Unitarian Church
Reidy Friendship Hall
1157 Lexington Avenue @80 Street
New York City (take the #6 train to 77 Street)
Light refreshments will be served.