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.
What: Guantánamo and the Law panel at New Perspectives on Guantánamo: Art, Activism and Advocacy Conference
When: Friday, September 12, 2014 at 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Where: Watson Institute, Joukowsky Forum
RSVP: Free and open to the public; Registration required
Omar Farah, Staff Attorney, Guantánamo Global Justice Initiative, Center for Constitutional Rights
Albert Shimkus, Department of National Security Affairs, Naval War College
Naomi Paik, Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Moderated by Marc Redfield, Department of Comparative Literature and English, Brown University
The Conference is Free and Open to the Public. 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.
For more information, visit the conference website here