FLUSHING IS A BIRTHPLACE OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN THE USA. People have come here to this neighborhood from all over the world. Many of us are aware of the effects of torture and discrimination in our countries of origin and even about genocide and war. Some of us are also aware of the many human rights abuses and restrictions that still happen in the USA and even in New York City.
Human Rights Day is December 10 and this year we mark the occasion with a whole weekend leading up to it. In partnership with the Metro NY chapter of National Religious Campaign Against Torture, the Flushing Interfaith Council invites you to voice your concerns about rights in 2012.
Following our Saturday Roundtable Discussion (with light refreshments) we will also share petitions to oppose Solitary Confinement and Abusive Prison Conditions; Urge the US to Join the rest of the world in Signing the Protocol Against Torture; and several other important issues.
Did you know that over 80,000 people are held in solitary confinement every day in the USA, some as long as 30 years? Did you know the mental health effects of this practice and its effect on family and community?
Feel free to bring information about your own rights concerns as well! Some of us will do street petitioning for a short period and return to share the signatures we collect and to have a hot drink together!


Saturday, December 8, 2012
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM


One Flushing
39-01 Main Street Suite 509 Flushing, NY 11354