Opening Reception: The Way of Strategy

Friday, September 12, 2014
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Granoff Center for the Creative Arts

Join the Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage and the Creative Arts Council for an opening reception celebrating the installation "The Way of Strategy", by Fitt Artists in Residence Pedro Frank Gutiérrez Torres and Alexander Beatón Galano (Cuba). Their project, El Camino de la Estrategia (The Way of Strategy) is based on oral history, visual material of the environment of the inhabitants of the small town of Caimanera in their relations with this political, military and social phenomenon: the US military enclave usurped from their territory.  

Call for Faculty Fellows in Public Humanities

The Center for Public Humanities at Brown University announces a Faculty and Community Fellowship Program.  Brown faculty and community leaders in the arts and humanities will serve one year terms at the Center.  Faculty members interested in innovative methods for presenting their research to the public; those conducting research in collaboration with community organizations; and/or faculty seeking to incorporate public engagement in their courses will find support through the fellowship program.  Culture workers from the non-profit community can use their fellowship to purs

(Distributed August 11, 2014)

Gallery Night: Bringing Guantánamo Home

Thursday, September 18, 2014
5:00pm - 8:00pm

>> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details

Where can Guantánamo  be found in United States culture and politics? How do migration, security, refuge, and human rights affect our communities in Rhode Island?

As part of September’s Gallery Night Providence, drop by the University of Rhode Island’s Feinstein gallery in downtown Providence to see the exhibit “Bringing  Guantánamo Home”, meet photographer Mary Beth Meehan and students from the International Chater School and learn more about their work shown in the exhibit.


Guantánamo Teach-In

Monday, September 22, 2014
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, The Underground

Why does the US military have a base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and why is it so hard to close? Why has Guantánamo become a locus of conversation around issues of migration, security, refuge, and human rights? After brief presentations by professors and students, we will have small group discussions to explore these questions and others.  


Screening: Guantánamo Circus

Thursday, September 11, 2014
6:45pm - 7:45pm

>> OFF CAMPUS LOCATION: see description for details

A hardy troupe of circus performers is cleared by the FBI, CIA, Homeland Security and the Pentagon in order to take their act to the home of one of the most notorious prisons in the world, Guantanamo Bay Cuba. These singers, dancers, jugglers, magicians, aerialists and musicians have no idea what awaits them when they arrive at a place everyone has heard of but very few know much about. They soon discover things are not quite what they assumed.


New Perspectives on Guantanamo: Art, Activism and Advocacy


Digital Exhibit Ian Alan Paul

Thursday, September 11, 2014
3:00pm - 5:00pm

Rockefeller Library - Patrick Ma Digital Scholarship Lab

The Guantanamo Bay Museum of Art and History, located at the former site of the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp in Cuba, is an institution dedicated to remembering the U.S. prison which was active between 2002 and 2012 before it was permanently decommissioned and closed. The museum features a large variety of facilities including the Tipton-Three Exhibition Space, the Jumah al-Dossari Center for Critical Studies, as well as an extensive array of public programming. 


Opening reception: Bringing Guantanamo Home

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