Monday, December 5, 2022
8:30am – 5:30pm
Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer Street
Marking the twentieth year of the detention camps at the U.S. naval base in Guantánamo, Cuba, this symposium brings together scholars and activists whose work engages with a broad landscape of detention in the Americas today.
8:30-9:00 am: Coffee and Welcome
9:00-10:30 am: "The camps are…little better than prisons”: Refugee Camps and Detention in the U.S. Imperial Archipelago - Jana Limpan, Tulane University
10:45-11:45 am: Student Panel on Volunteer Work for Migrant Justice - Nell Salzman '22 and Chaelin Jung '23.
(boxed lunches will be available from 11:45am)
12:00-1:30pm: “Guantánamo's Travels: Empire, Imprisonment, Abolition” -A. Naomi Paik, University of Illinois, Chicago
2:00-3:30 pm: “Representing Venezuelan Migrants in Massachusetts: The Class-Action Suit Against DeSantis,” -Iván Espinoza-Madrigal
4:00-5:30 pm: Panel on the Wyatt Detention Facility in Central Falls, with State Senator Jonathan Acosta and Jasmina de León Gill.
Department of Comparative Literature and the Department of Hispanic Studies