Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

New Perspectives on Guantánamo: Art, Activism and Advocacy

Friday, September 12, 2014

8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

This conference is free and open to the public but registration is required.

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New Perspectives on Guantánamo: Art, Activism and Advocacy, will explore the history of the United States’ use of GTMO in the 1990s to house individuals from Haiti and Cuba who fled political persecution or sought asylum within the U.S, and its post-9/11 use as a prison for suspected terrorists.

Bringing together legal scholars, historians, activists and others knowledgeable about the base during these periods, the conference will include thematic panels on organizing and activism among detainees at the base; the legal context for the use of GTMO’s facilities as a base, a refugee center and a prison; and artistic expression at and about GTMO.

This conference is free and open to the public but registration is required. It is part of “Bringing Guantánamo Home”, a series of events examining Guantánamo and issues relating to its past, present, and future, throughout September, 2014.

This conference is supported by: Brown University’s: Humanities Initiative, Watson Institute for International Studies, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, The Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, The Cogut Center for the Humanities, Department of Hispanic Studies, Department of American Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Middle East Studies, The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the University of Rhode Island Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery.

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