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Guantánamo Public Memory Project Featured in Daily Beast Article

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A new article from The Daily Beast explores the Guantánamo Public Memory Project as a novel way to engage the public in exploring the long, contested history of Guantánamo. In describing the Project, author Miranda Green writes: “The Guantánamo Public Memory Project is a traveling exhibit that explores the location’s expansive history, from its establishment in 1898…

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Comprehensive Report Finds Evidence of Torture at Guantánamo

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The Constitution Project, a non-profit organization that brings together legal and policy experts to foster dialogue about pressing constitutional challenges, has published a comprehensive report examining the treatment of people detained by U.S. forces under the War on Terror. In addition to finding that people were tortured at Guantánamo, the report argues that the base…

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GPMP Exhibit Travels to IUPUI Cultural Arts Gallery

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Nicknamed GTMO, the United States naval station at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has a history that is infamous and yet unknown to most Americans. A new traveling exhibit running April 10 through May 12, 2013 at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Cultural Arts Gallery reveals that history. Developed by more than 100 students from the IU…

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Rutgers University to Host “Curating Guantánamo” Event March 28 & 29

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In 2012, students at 11 universities around the country joined together as part of the Guantánamo Public Memory Project and asked: what can GTMO’s history tell us about what’s happening now—there, and here at home? They dug through historical and visual archives; talked to people who worked there, lived there, or were detained there; and explored…

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Guantánamo Public Memory Project Exhibit at Rutgers

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The traveling exhibit of the Guantánamo Public Memory Project is now open for viewing at Rutgers’s Mabel Smith Douglass Library in New Brunswick, New Jersey from February 18 to March 29. Rutgers’s undergraduate student newspaper The Daily Targum, the oldest of its kind in the nation, has published an article explaining the role of Rutgers faculty…

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Guantánamo Public Memory Project Exhibit on Washington Square, NYC

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Opening at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life Windows Gallery December 13, 2012 and traveling to 9 sites (and counting) across the country through at least 2014, the exhibit explores GTMO’s history from US occupation in 1898 to today’s debates and visions for its future. The exhibit was developed through a unique collaboration among a growing number of…

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Exhibit Visitors Respond to Guantánamo

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The Guantánamo Public Memory Project is using innovative technologies to foster dialogue about Guantánamo and the issues the site has come to represent. Visitors to the traveling exhibit are invited to interact with the exhibition by accessing mobile versions of the presentation on their smartphones and sharing their responses via text message. Visitors may listen…

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GPMP Featured on BBC’s The World

BBC’s The World recently published an audio interview on the Guantánamo Public Memory Project and on the story of former base worker Alberto Jones, “Over the past century, thousands of Cubans have worked at Guantánamo as contract military and government employees, and domestic workers. That era officially came to end Friday when the last two Cuban…

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Media Release, for Immediate Release

WHY REMEMBER GTMO? ASKS A FREE EXHIBITION ON NYC’S WASHINGTON SQUARE, OPENING DECEMBER 13 New traveling exhibit developed by over 100 students from 12 universities nationwide highlights long and contested history of Guantánamo November 30, 2012 (New York City): A new free exhibition reveals the history of a place both infamous and unknown to most Americans:…

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Why Remember Guantánamo? Exhibit Opening and National Dialogue

December 13-14, 2012 Columbia University and NYU RSVP Here Now! Space is Limited. National Dialogue December 13, 9:30-4:00, Held Lecture Hall (Room 304) Barnard Hall, Barnard College (map) December 14, 9:30-5:30,  New York University, King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square South (map) Exhibit Opening Reception December 13, 6-8pm, New York University, King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington…

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About GPMP

A look at the past, present, and future of the Guantánamo Public Memory Project.

Guantanamology

Excavating GTMO’s hidden histories in the Guantánamo Public Memory Project Archive

National Dialogue and Traveling Exhibit

Students and communities explore GTMO's history and debate its implications in a traveling exhibit.

Reflection + Action

What does GTMO's history suggest about what to do now? Add your take.

This Week in Guantánamo: Present and Past

Today's breaking news in historical perspective.

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