The Center for Victims of Torture has been serving victims of some of the world’s most heinous crimes for over 30 years. What began in a clinic in 1985 and moved into a more welcoming, nurturing setting in 1987 is now an international effort to meet the physical, psychological and spiritual needs of those who have endured unspeakable pain. Join us to learn what that work looks like in our current political climate. What has changed with a new administration, and how has that affected the work that CVT does?
Curt Goering, the Executive Director of the Center for Victims of Torture, has been an advocate for human rights and the reduction of state-sponsored torture throughout his career. Prior to joining CVT in 2012, he worked for Amnesty International for 30 years where he served as chief operating officer. He has worked with many administrations and troubled countries and is uniquely qualified to speak about the impact of the current political climate on this work.
Suggested audience: Adults