The Unitarian Universalist Community Church of Santa Monica’s Peace and Social Justice Committee will host an event entitled “End U.S.-sanctioned torture and solitary confinement in prisons” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Santa Monica, 1260 18th St.

The event will include a screening of a film on U.S.-sponsored torture and a speaker on solitary confinement in prisons as a form of torture.

Admission is free.

The 20-minute film, “Ending U.S.-Sponsored Torture Forever,” was produced by the National Religious Campaign Against Torture.

Following the screening, there will be a presentation by a member of Families to Amend California’s Three Strikes whose son is in Pelican Bay State Prison’s segregated housing unit. Prisoners at Pelican Bay and other prisons statewide recently concluded a three-week hunger strike against alleged inhumane conditions, including solitary confinement, imposed by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Information, (310) 410-4420.

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