The Center for Victims of TortureTM (CVT) is an international nongovernmental organization based in St. Paul, Minnesota, with locations around the world, including Ethiopia, Jordan, Kenya, Uganda, and the United States. The center extends multidisciplinary rehabilitative care to torture survivors every day. In honor of their 30th anniversary, CVT asked individuals to share what hope means to them on a Tumblr webpage. From around the world, people sent original photos, poems, essays, and messages of hope, the best of which are reproduced here.
Readers will include co-editor Ted Bowman and poets Greg Watson and Norita Dittberner-Jax. Additional readers to be announced. Some of the proceeds will be donated by publisher Nodin Press and by SubText to the Center.