The Guantánamo Public Memory Project
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The Guantánamo Public Memory Project seeks to build public awareness of the long history of the US naval station at Guantánamo, Bay, Cuba, and foster dialogue on the future of this place and the policies it shapes.
Steered from Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights, the Project is being developed by a growing collaboration of universities, organizations, and individuals. It was first launched in 2009 from the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. Support for the Project has come from National Dialogue and Traveling exhibit partners, the Libra Foundation, the New York Council on the Humanities, and the Open Society Foundations.
National Dialogue & Traveling Exhibit
The Project's first traveling exhibit opened in New York City at NYU's Kimmel Center for University Life Windows Gallery on December 13, 2012 and is traveling to 17 sites across the country and internationally through at least 2015. The exhibit explores GTMO's history from US occupation in 1898 to today's debates and visions for its future. It was created through a unique collaboration among a growing number of universities from around the country by student curators, communities, and people with first-hand experience at GTMO, who raised difficult questions and addressed them from diverse perspectives. The exhibit is accompanied by public dialogues in each host community. Join the National Dialogue.
The Guantánamo Public Memory Project in New Orleans
SEPTEMBER 2 – NOVEMBER 26, 2014
Exhibit in New Orleans at Tulane University with special events on campus and at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center.
September 2 – October 30, 2014
Exhibit is free and open to the public from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
6801 Freret Avenue
Jones Hall 204
- September 18
Guantánamo Post-9/11: Human Rights and Constitutional Law in Modern America
- October 16
Angola and Guantánamo: Art and Incarceration
- October 30
Guantánamo: Cuban and Haitian Refugee Stories
November 5 – November 26, 2014
ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
(Please see website for detailed event information: www.ashecac.org)
- November 7
Performance Excerpts by Kesha McKey
- November 8
Evening Performance with ArtSpot Productions & The Graduates
- November 14
The Farm: Life Inside Angola Film Screening
- November 15
Central City Fest
Sponsored by Tulane University’s Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute, African and African Diaspora Studies, The Murphy Institute, the Altman Program, New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, Center for Public Service, Center for Engaged Learning & Teaching, Newcomb College Institute, Honors Program, Department of History, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation, The University of New Orleans’ Latin American Studies Department, CubaNOLA Arts Collective, and the Jefferson Muslim Association.
For more information about the Guantánamo Public Memory Project, please visit gitmomemory.org. For more information about the main exhibit at Tulane University, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For resources for K-12 teachers, click here.