John Calvi, the founding convener of The Quaker Initiative to End Torture (QUIT!) will offer a one hour talk on the work of Quakers to end American policy and practice of torture. Known and respected for his gifts to help people heal, John has been working with those surviving traumatic experience since 1982. A certified massage therapist, John began this work with women survivors of sexual abuse and has since worked with inmates, tortured refugees, ritual abuse survivors, and addicts among others.
While the worst stories and details will be avoided, this is an adult presentation and not meant for children. It is free and open to all in an accessible and LGBTQ+ friendly space – Toronto Monthly Meeting, 60 Lowther Ave, Toronto, 7 PM, Friday March 27, 2015.