MAILED: Nov. 27, 2000
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire chapter of Amnesty International and the Eau Claire community Amnesty International group will cosponsor a Human Rights Day event at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in the Ho-Chunk Room of UW-Eau Claires Davies Center.
Timothy Rose, director of communication for the Center for Victims of Torture in Minneapolis, will be the featured speaker. Roses presentation titled Torture: The Ultimate Assault on Human Dignity will call attention to Amnesty Internationals recently launched campaign against worldwide torture.
The Center for Victims of Torture, which also has offices in St. Paul, Washington, D.C., Guinea and West Africa, is the foremost torture treatment facility in the United States for survivors of politically motivated torture and their families. Its mission involves multidisciplinary treatment, research, public policy and education. Internationally recognized as an authority of the torture treatment movement, the center leads a national consortium of 20 torture treatment centers in the United States.
Rose formerly headed communications departments at the League of Conservation Votes and the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund in Washington, D.C., before returning to the Twin Cities this year. He also was the communications director for Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton and the Gay and Lesbian Community Action Council (now OUTFRONT Minnesota). Rose spent five years as a political analyst and commentator in the Twin Cities and Washington for KTCA-TV. He holds a bachelors degree in speech/communication from the University of Minnesota and a masters degree in rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley.
Amnesty International is a worldwide human rights organization that represents and defends people threatened with imprisonment, unfair trials, torture or execution as a result of their beliefs, ethnic or national origin, gender, color or language and who have not used or advocated violence.
The event is free and open to the public. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity to learn how to take action against worldwide torture.
For more information, contact Dr. Susan Tarnowski, College of Arts and Sciences, at (715) 836-2025 or Sarah Aldridge, student co-president for UW-Eau Claires chapter of Amnesty International, at (715) 855-2925.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Nov. 27, 2000