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FSU Presents “Torture: Where is the Outrage”
03/20/2007

FSU Presents “Torture: Where is the Outrage”
Orlando Tizon
Frostburg State University will present an all-campus event “Torture: Where is the Outrage” on Tuesday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in the Compton Science Center Room 224. This event is free and open to the public.

Orlando Tizon, a torture survivor, is the guest speaker for this event. Tizon was arrested on Sept. 21, 1982, in Davao City, south of the Philippines. At the time, he worked as a community organizer and educator among the rural poor in the area. He was kept blindfolded during the first few weeks of his imprisonment, and he suffered beatings, endless interrogations, mock executions and solitary confinement for more than three months.

Tizon was released in April 1986 and went on to obtain his doctorate in sociology. He is now assistant director of Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition. Tizon will speak about his personal suffering in the Philippines during the regime of President Marcos. There will be a question and answer period following the presentation.

The event sponsors include United Campus Ministry, Catholic Campus Ministry, the FSU Political Science Department, the WVU Division of Social Work, NOVA and ACM Peace Club.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

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Frostburg State University
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Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

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