Please join us in exploring Guantánamo and its contradictions as we mark the launch of conceptual documentary artist Debi Cornwall’s new book, Welcome to Camp America: Inside Guantánamo Bay (http://radiusbooks.org/books/debi-cornwall-welcome-to-camp-america/)
Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP at http://bit.ly/2wsP0QE as space is limited. Books will be available for sale. Vegetarian food will be served.
Welcome to Camp America is a vivid and disorienting glimpse into the U.S. Naval Station in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. and its growing diaspora of released men, through photographs, declassified archival material, and first-person texts. With unique construction and text in English and Arabic, the book seeks common ground while provoking questions about the compromises made between law and illegality, and decency and fear in the post-9/11 “War on Terror” era.
Debi Cornwall, conceptual documentary artist
Dr. Maha Hilal, inaugural Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and an organizer with Witness Against Torture
Major Raashid Williams, defense lawyer with the Military Commissions Defense Organization
Aliya Hussain, advocacy program manager at Center for Constitutional Rights
This event is cosponsored by Witness Against Torture and the DC Justice for Muslims Coalition.
For more from: Center for Constitutional Rights