On September 7th, Anmensty Internatioal Tempe’s speaker will be auhor Karen Keilt (The Parrot’s Perch). She has personally suffered torture at the hands of the Brazilian government.
Brazil has gotten positive publicity due to the World Cup and the upcoming 2016 Olympics. At the same time, most news media ignore reports that the government is ordering, with one day’s notice or less, the bulldozing of impoverished neighborhoods to keep the poor out of television cameras covering these events. Families, friends, and people from their jobs, likely separated forever. No one seems to know where these displaced peoples have gone to.
Hear Karen’s amazing story, and help bring attention to Brazil’s failure to support human rights.
Please join us Sunday, September 7th. Together we can shine a light on these human rights abuses!
(Southern at McClintock, n.e. corner)