Heartland Alliance Kovler Center: Torture Treatment Symposium

Posted on October 18, 2018

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October 18 , 2018
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The Newberry Library
60 W Walton St
Chicago, Illinois 60610

Heartland Alliance Kovler Center: Torture Treatment Symposium

On October 18, Heartland Alliance’s Kovler Center will be presenting a program on the state of torture as it is seen globally and in our own community today. Established with the explicit mission of treating the survivors of torture, the Kovler Center is holding its first ever Torture Treatment Symposium to explore the nature of torture and the ways in which society can end the practice and rehabilitate those impacted by it.

Susan Gzesh, Executive Director of the Posen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago, will deliver a keynote address at the daylong workshop. Along with her presentation and those by individuals who have helped treat victims of torture and victims themselves, the event will include several networking opportunities and small group sessions for collaborative work. The workshop also aims to provide a local focus on torture in the Chicago community, particularly on the historic reparations approved by the Chicago City Council in 2015 in acknowledgment of the grave harm committed by the late Chicago Police detective Jon Burge.

Tickets for the event may be purchased for $25 here. Lunch will be provided for all participants. 

For more information, visit the Heartland Alliance event page here