Kovler Center Symposium on Treating Torture Survivors

POLICE TORTURE TRIAL
Dardy Tillis of Chicago participates in a rally outside Chicago's City Hall against alleged police brutality and torture under retired Chicago Police Sgt. Jon Burge Monday, May 24, 2010 in Chicago. Jury selection is beginning in Burge's federal trial where he is accused of lying about the long-ago torture of suspects. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo
POLICE TORTURE TRIAL
Dardy Tillis of Chicago participates in a rally outside Chicago's City Hall against alleged police brutality and torture under retired Chicago Police Sgt. Jon Burge Monday, May 24, 2010 in Chicago. Jury selection is beginning in Burge's federal trial where he is accused of lying about the long-ago torture of suspects. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo

Kovler Center Symposium on Treating Torture Survivors

Millions of torture survivors around the world suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The condition often includes a range of medical issues, such as anxiety, distrust, depression, flashbacks, and memory problems. Survivors’ trauma hurts their loved ones, and impacts their communities. The Torture Treatment Symposium, hosted by the Heartland Alliance Marjorie Kovler Center, will be held on Oct. 18, 2018 in Chicago. The event will examine the impact of torture on global and domestic levels. We’ll discuss torture treatment and justice with the event’s keynote speaker, Susan Gzesh, executive director of the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights at the University of Chicago. We’ll also talk with Nicole St. Jean, a psychologist and project director of the Kovler Center’s IFACES Trauma Treatment Partnership Program.