Race and "Othering: Making torture possible

Panel Discussion | April 10 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 170 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Committee Against Torture, Human Rights Center

Torture involves a fundamental act of "othering" in order for it to be possible. Who do we torture and why do we torture them? How has torture been mobilized by "benign" states and who do we conceptualize as the architects of torture beyond those in the room with the detainee? What are the ramifications of this legacy for the disparate impact torture has on people of color today?

Joined by Carmen Cheung, Legal Director, Center for Justice and Accountability.

Lunch provided. RSVP: tinyurl.com/TAATuesday

 boaltcommitteeagainsttorture@gmail.com