Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 11AM EST
The White House
Pennsylvania Avenue NW & Jackson Place NW, Washington, D.C.
On March 19th, 10 years to the day after the US invaded Iraq, join U.S. veterans, Iraqi human rights organizations and their allies for the launch of the Right to Heal initiative.
Come join the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq, Iraq Veterans Against the War, the Center for Constitutional Rights, MADRE, War Resisters League, Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic and others at 11:00 a.m. at the White House! Testimony will also be provided by the Federation of Workers’ Councils and Unions in Iraq.
Let’s send a clear message to the U.S. government: The war is not over for Iraqis, U.S. veterans and Afghans. Those of us in war-impacted communities continue to live with Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and Military Sexual Trauma, with the environmental poisoning of burn pits, depleted uranium and chemical weapons, with rampant birth defects, high cancer rates, and suicides, and with a generation of orphaned children who need to be cared for. In Iraq, a U.S.-established government represses a growing civil society movement while selling off the country’s natural resources to foreign companies. On March 19, we will launch a new joint project to ensure the U.S. takes concrete steps for health care, accountability and reparations.
Press Conference on launch of Right to Heal Initiative and Reading of Testimonials on the Human Impact of the War
Meet in front of the White House, Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, March 19, 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Press conference begins at 11 a.m.; Testimonials begin at 12 p.m.