Bringing Guantánamo Home

September 2, 2014 to September 26, 2014
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Where can Guantánamo be found in United States culture and politics? How do migration, security, refuge, and human rights affect our communities?

Join us in exploring these and many other questions throughout the month of September as we host the Guantánamo Public Memory Project, an internationally traveling exhibit of surprising stories, images, and documents - from before 9-11 and after - that challenges, complicates, and reveals hidden histories of the US naval station at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

The exhibit was co-curated between Brown University and 11 other universities across the United States. In Providence, the exhibit will also feature newsletters written by detainees at Guantánamo as well as the work of artists Mary Beth Meehan, Chris Sims, and students at the International Charter School in Pawtucket, to connect the themes of migration, security, refuge,and human rights with our communities in Providence. (A full list of exhibition and programming credits follows below.)

All events are free and open to the public.  This exhibit is part of the eponymous “Bringing  Guantánamo Home”, a series of free events examining Guantánamo and issues relating to its past, present, and future throughout September 2014.


This exhibition, its associated programs, workshops, and conference, were made possible with support from the following community members:

Anne Valk, Faculty Adviser
Esther Whitfield, Faculty Adviser

Student Curators/ Program Coordinators
Hillary Brady, Researcher, Program Coordinator
Thomas Chen, Researcher and Panel Author
Kate Diedrick, Program Coordinator
Abigail Ettelman, Researcher
Raina Fox, Providence Exhibition Curator, Educator and Program Coordinator
Mara Freilich, Researcher and Panel Author, Providence Exhibition Curator
Amelia Grabowski, Providence Exhibition Curator and Educator
Molly Kerker, Providence Exhibition Curator, Educator, and Program Coordinator
Emilio Leanza, Researcher and Panel Author
Ria Mirchandani, Researcher and Panel Author
Rachel Shipps, Educator
Nathaniel Weisenberg, Researcher, Program Coordinator
Lara Savenije, Researcher and Panel Author; Educator

Administrative Support
Jenna Legault, Administrative Manager
Taylor Leigh, Translator
Steven Pennell, Providence Exhibition Installation Manager and Curator
Nathan Storring, Graphic Designer
Liz Sevcenko, Director of the Guantanamo Public Memory Project
Julia Thomas, Research Associate 



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