Friday, September 12, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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.
The 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 co-sponsored by Middle East Studie and The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage