The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) is co-sponsoring the event New Perspectives on Guantánamo: Art, Activism and Advocacy, which 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.
This Conference is Free and Open to the Public but Registration is Required.
The conference will take place on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 8:30-5:00 at the Watson Institute for International Studies.
For more information, visit the conference Website.