"Pedro and the Captain" -- the Psychology of Torture
Friday, September 18 at 7 pm
San Jose Peace & Justice Center
48 S. 7th Street, San Jose
*Potluck at 6 p.m. -- Introductory songs with Raging Grannies*
Adrianne Aron, PhD, will speak about survivors of torture, those who carry out this practice and the role of U.S. training. She is co-editor of "Writings for a Liberation Psychology" by Father Ignacio Martin Baro and, most recently, translator (into English) of Mario Benedetti's play "Pedro and the Captain" (the dramatic interchange between a Latin American prisoner and his torturer--Cadmus Editions, 2009). Dr. Aron is a clinical psychologist based in the Bay Area who has documented the torture of refugees applying for political asylum. Copies of "Pedro and the Captain" will be available for signing.
Sponsored by Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom-San Jose and the San Jose Peace and Justice Center.