Portland area author/journalist Sarah Mirk compiled an amazing graphic non-fiction book, Guantanamo Voices: True Accounts from the World’s Most Infamous Prison, exposing the human rights abuses at Guantanamo Bay prison, which the US opened in Cuba exactly four months after 9/11. Mirk will speak at a livestream event followed by an audience Q&A. The event will be hosted by local media personality Theresa Mitchell.
Sarah Mirk Presents “Guantanamo Voices”
Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 7:00 PM
Streaming live on YouTube
Guantanamo held close to 800 prisoners, and 40 remain in legal limbo. Mirk invited a diverse set of 12 artists to illustrate discussions with former prisoners, guards, lawyers and others whose lives have been forever changed by the United States’ use of an offshore facility to torture and imprison people indefinitely.
Mirk began as a reporter including at the Portland Mercury, where she covered political issues including police accountability. She also edited a national feminist magazine and now is a contributing editor at graphic journalism website the Nib. She also works as a digital engagement producer for Reveal at the Center for Investigative Reporting.
The presentation is coordinated by Peace and Justice Works Iraq Affinity Group and cosponsored by Amnesty International Group 48. For more information, contact Peace and Justice Works at 503-236-3065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.