GUANTANAMO, GOING FORWARD: WHAT’S NEXT FOR CURRENT AND FORMER DETAINEES?

Friday, September 15, 2017   //   9 – 11:30am   //   Petterutti Lounge (Room 201), Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center, Brown University    //    on-site registration only

Program

9:00am:           Registration and Coffee

9:30am:           Welcome Remarks: Jim Egan, Interim Director, John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage & Esther Whitfield, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies

9:45am:           Debi Cornwall, Conceptual Documentary Artist  // Beyond Gitmo

10:05am:       Wells Dixon, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights  //  Representing Detainees at Guantánamo Bay and the Future of the Prison under the Trump Administration

10:25am:         Mohamedou Ould Slahi (via Video Conference), Guantánamo detainee, 2002-2016 and author of Guantánamo Diary (2015) //  Living Guantánamo

10:45am:         Moderated audience discussion

The Symposium will close at 11:30am.

The associated exhibition, Welcome to Camp America: Beyond Gitmo, at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage Gallery at 357 Benefit Street is open on Friday, September 15 through 4pm.  All are welcome to view the exhibition following the Symposium.  The exhibition will remain open through October 17, 2017.

*  *  *

Through a Brown Arts Initiative Fitt Artist-in-Residence Grant, Debi Cornwall will be in residence at Brown from September 10-15, 2017.  While at Brown, she will participate in the following events.

  • Monday, September 11, 12-1pm:  Lunch Workshop at the Department of Modern Culture and Media // for information, contact liza_hebert@brown.edu.
  • Thursday, September 14, 12-1pm: Lunch Presentation at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage // 357 Benefit Street.
  • Thursday, September 14, 5-7pm: Exhibition opening, Welcome to Camp America: Beyond Gitmo, at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage // 357 Benefit Street.
  • Friday, September 15, 2-3:30pm: Student Workshop addressing ways to combine artistic and cultural work with advocacy and social justice at the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage //  to register, contact marisa_brown@brown.edu.