The Guantánamo Public Memory Project comes to Washington DC

June 17, 2014

Since 2012, a group of undergraduate and graduate students from Brown have joined teams from 14 other universities as well as hundreds who served, lived, and were held at GTMO in a process of unearthing and exploring its hidden histories.

The result is the Guantánamo Public Memory Project, an internationally traveling exhibit of surprising stories, images, and documents from before 9-11 and after, as well as dialogues on why GTMO's past matters today. We are thrilled to be hosting the exhibit in Providence from September 2 – 30, 2014.

For one day only –June 23 –you can catch the exhibit in Washington DC and meet people with diverse experiences at GTMO and with the project itself. A representative of the Brown Public Humanities team – Raina Fox –will be speaking about Brown’s work with the project, and giving a taste of the programming that will accompany its Providence run in September.

We hope you will join her to view the exhibit, learn about the project and Brown’s involvement, and become part of the national conversation.  

Monday, June 23
Exhibit open to the public: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Free Reception: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Rayburn House Office, Building Foyer
45 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, D.C.

Special guests:

  • Major General Michael Lehnert: commanded refugee camps in 1995 – then opened detention facilities in 2002
  • Judge Sterling Johnson: closed Guantánamo's Haitian HIV camps in 1993
  • Virgilio Franqui: held at GTMO in 1993 – then served there in 2004
  • Carol Rosenberg: award-winning Miami Herald reporter breaking news from GTMO since 2002
  • Student curators from Arizona State University, Brown University, New York University, Rutgers University, and University of Minnesota
  • Representative Keith Ellison (MN) 
  • Representative Jerrold Nadler (NY) 

RSVP to attend the reception.

Learn more about the Guantánamo Public Memory Project.

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