Human Library Experience
Saturday, November 9 - Noon to 4 p.m.
Check out a Human Book - a person with experience or expertise related to the issues surrounding GTMO and American internment and detention. Participants may check out a Human Book for a fifteen-minute one-on-one conversation. Human Books may include Cubans who were detained at Guantánamo, guards, attorneys who represent detainees, Japanese-Americans who were detained during World War II and others. Special guest Peter Honigsberg, director of "Witness to Guantanamo."
The War on Terror
Wednesday, November 13 - 6:30 - 8 p.m.
During the Bush Administration, GTMO was selected for the detention of “enemy combatants.” Learn more about the global War on Terror and the issues surrounding detainee rights, military tribunals and the process of justice at GTMO. The program begins at 6:30 with GTMO prison soundscapes by Diana Coleman, Ph.D., who studies the physical and emotional effects of sound on prisoners and guards. Panel discussion from 7 to 8 p.m. with Andy Gordon (partner, Coppersmith, Schermer & Brockelman PLC and Faculty Associate, National Security Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, ASU), Howard Cabot (partner, Perkins Coie) and Daniel Rothenberg (Executive Director, Center for Law and Global Affairs, ASU).
Wednesday, November 20 - 6:30 - 8 p.m.
What does “closing” Guantánamo Bay Naval Base mean? What are the implications of various answers to this question, including the ethics of preventive and indefinite detention, the future of Cuban-American relations, and views on immigration in Arizona and related detainment and imprisonment policies. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. with music about imprisonment. Panel discussion from 7 to 8 p.m. with John Carlson (Associate Director, Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict, ASU) and Alan Gómez (Assistant Professor, School of Justice and Social Inquiry, ASU).
Free Film Series
Join us on four Sunday afternoons at Phoenix Art Museum for screenings at 1 p.m. Schedule includes:
Nov. 10 – “Rabbit in the Moon”
Nov. 17 – “Standard Operating Procedures”
Nov. 24 – “Dirty Wars”
Dec. 8 – “Zero Dark Thirty”
With support from: