After establishing the campaign early this quarter, we set about on independent research projects to gather as many facts as we could about America's use of torture. It is an extremely complex issue, and we wanted to make sure we got all of the facts before expanding our campaign to the entire Stanford campus.
Last night, 16 of our campaign members presented their research, beginning with a video slideshow of some of the photos of the abuses in Abu Ghraib. We then presented in the following categories:
International Human Rights Law and Debate
The Psychology of Torture
American Law and Torture Policy
Our final research documents will be posted to our blog in February, which will mark the official campus-wide launch of our campaign to raise awareness of America's use of torture and to give people a chance to speak out and take action on the issue, should they so choose.
We will put up banners, fliers, and go door-to-door to get all 14,800 of our students to log on to our website, read the information, and sign our petition to end America's use of torture. After they sign the form, they will be directed to more resources they can use to take action. If you have press contacts, please send them my way!
Things You Can Do To Take Action
(1) Sign our petition
(3) Come to our Events
(5) Join the Stanford Against Torture group on Facebook
(6) Sign up to receive e-mail announcements from Stanford Amnesty
(7) Come to Amnesty meetings on Tuesdays at 8PM in the Womens' Center (Firetruck House)