Guantánamo Public Memory Project

Save the Date. Join a National Dialogue.

Guantánamo Public Memory Project

Why Remember Guantánamo?

December 13-14, New York University and Columbia University

Join a national dialogue on GTMO’s century-long history and how it matters today. Hear from people who worked, lived, served, or were detained at GTMO from the Cold War through the War on Terror, and perspectives from the historians, activists, artists, and archivists saving their stories.

The event will launch the Guantánamo Public Memory Project’s first exhibit, developed collaboratively by over 100 students from diverse communities across the country.


Exhibit Opening Reception:

December 13, 6-8pm

NYU King Juan Carlos Center
53 Washington Square South


National Dialogue:

December 13, 9:30-4:00

Columbia University
Room TBD

December 14, 9:30-5:30

NYU King Juan Carlos Center
53 Washington Square South

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