PLN 25th Anniversary flyer New York City 2015
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Help Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Prison Legal News and the Human Rights Defense Center! Since 1990, Prison Legal News, founded in Washington State, has published our eponymous monthly magazine, produced and distributed self‐help books for prisoners, and advocated on a wide variety of issues related to criminal justice reform and prisoners’ rights. Help us celebrate the past 25 years while looking forward to another 25! We couldn’t have done it without our many subscribers and supporters! PLN, now a project of the Human Rights Defense Center, will hold an anniversary celebration on December 1, 2015 at John Jay College from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Program starts at 6:30 p.m.) John Jay College of Criminal Justice 524 W. 59th Street, 2nd floor New York, NY 10019 www.jjay.cuny.edu/directions Enjoy drinks and appetizers, learn about the history and accomplishments of PLN, and hear from guest keynote speaker John Kiriakou, a former CIA official who publicly admitted the CIA had waterboarded detainees, which he described as “torture.” Mr. Kiriakou was charged under the Espionage Act due to his whistleblowing and served a 30‐ month prison sentence. He was released in February 2015. Mr. Kiriakou has received the Joe A. Callaway Award for Civic Courage, given to individuals who “advance truth and justice despite the personal risk it creates”; he also received the PEN First Amendment Award and was named “Peacemaker of the Year” by the Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County, California. He is the author of The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA’s War on Terror. PLN/HRDC founder Paul Wright and other PLN staff will be present at the event. Don’t miss this 25-year PLN celebration! Please RSVP to Carrie Wilkinson at: firstname.lastname@example.org Can’t attend but want to help? You can donate here. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PLN’s 25th Anniversary Celebration is made possible by these generous sponsors: