Guantánamo Public Memory Project

Upcoming Events

Guantánamo Public Memory Project in Miami

August 15: Opening event with panel discussion – The Little Haiti Cultural Center

September 4: “Revisiting the Balsero Crisis and Its Aftermath, Twenty Years After” – The Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University

September 10: “Guantánamo: Kept at Bay” – Opening event for Frost Art Museum exhibition

October 7: Opening event – University of Miami

October (TBD): Panel discussion – University of Miami

Guantánamo Public Memory Project in New Orleans

Jones Hall, 2nd Floor, Tulane University

September 18: Panel discussion – Jess Bravin (author of The Terror Courts), Chaplain James Yee, & Denny LaBoeuf (ACLU)

October 16: Panel discussion – artists Edmund Clark, Deborah Luster & Katrina Andry

October 30: Panel discussion – “Guantánamo, Cuba and Refugees”




Past Events

Art and Action

University of Brighton, UK

June 2, 12-5pm: Conversations: Art and Action

June 2, 5-7pm: Artist Workshop: ‘What is the the role of art when access is denied?’

Compressed: Guantánamos

Studio-X Istanbul

April 4, 7-9pm: Opening, with guests Elazar Barkan and Liz Ševčenko

April 5, 2-4pm: Hidden Histories of Cities Series: Diyarbakir Prison

GTMO in Minneapolis-Saint Paul

Minnesota History Center, February 11 – March 16, 2014

February 11, 7-9pm: Guantánamo Public Memory Project Community Open House

February 28, 12:15-1:15pm: The Origins and Development of Guantánamo’s Legal Black Hole, A Talk by Michael Strauss

February 28, 3-4:30pm: Refugee Rights and Rightlessness: Haitian Refugees at Guantánamo in the 1990s

March 1, 2pm: Inside Guantánamo, Past and Present


International Civil Rights Center and Museum, December 12, 2013 – February 1, 2014

Programs developed by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

December 12, 2013, 6pm: Exhibit opening

December 12, 2013, 7pm: GTMO and the Cold War

December 14, 2013, 10am: Children’s Story Hour

January 9, 2014, 7pm: Severed Roots: The Cuban and Haitian Refugee Crises at 

January 31, 2014, 7pm: GTMO After 9/11: Detainees, Defense and ‘Legal 

Guantánamo Public Memory Project @ Phoenix Public Library

Burton Barr Central Library, October 19 – November 24, 2013

Programs developed by Arizona State University.

October 23, 6:30-8pm: GTMO: First Foreign Outpost to Cold War Hotspot

October 30, 6:30-8pm: Detention: Japanese Internment to Enemy Combatants

November 6, 6:30-8pm: Exploring American Internment Through Performance

November 9, 12-4pm: Human Library Experience

November 13, 6:30-8pm: The War on Terror

November 20, 6:30-8pm: “Closing” Guantánamo

Arizona State University Film Series

Phoenix Art Museum

November 10, 1pm: Rabbit in the Moon

November 17, 1pm: Standard Operating Procedure

November 24, 1pm: Dirty Wars

December 8, 1pm: Zero Dark Thirty

UMass Amherst Public Forums

Herter Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, September 11 – October 9, 2013

September 11, 4pmJameel Jaffer, Director, Center for Democracy, American Civil Liberties Union; Akhil Reed Amar, Yale University Law School.

September 18, 4pmJonathan Hansen, Lecturer in Social Studies, Harvard University.

September 25, 4pmJana Lipman, Associate Professor of History, Tulane University;  Jeff Johnston, former Public Works Officer at the United States Naval Station, Guantánamo Bay (2004-2009); Alberto Jones, Cuban employee at the base.

October 2, 4pmJames Yee, former United States Army Chaplain, United States Naval Station, Guantánamo Bay; Buz Eisenberg, Attorney representing detainees at GTMO; Fredalene Bernhardy Dowd, former resident of the naval base.

“Witness to Guantánamo”

California Museum of Photography, UCR ARTSblock, July 11, 2013

“Geographies of Detention: From Guantánamo to the Golden Gulag”

California Museum of Photography, UCR ARTSblock, June 1, 2013 

“Speaking of Guantánamo”

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Cultural Arts Gallery, April 10, 2013

“Curating Guantánamo”

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, March 28-29, 2013

“Poetic Justice: The Shades of Guantánamo”

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, March 28, 2013

“Why Remember Guantánamo?”

Exhibit Opening and Conference. December 13-14, 2012 Columbia University and New York University.

“Remembering Guantánamo”

With Justice Albie Sachs and Aryeh Neier. Columbia University, April 28-29, 2011.

“Remembering Guantánamo”

Project Launch Event, National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, TN, June 2009.

Creative: Picture Projects & Tronvig Group