Join us in examining Guantánamo and its contradictions. Center for Constitutional Rights Advocacy Program Manager Aliya Hussain will moderate the conversation with Debi Cornwall, author of Welcome to Camp America: Inside Guantánamo Bay, Major Raashid Williams, a defense lawyer with the Military Commissions Defense Organization, and Dr. Maha Hilal, the inaugural Michael Ratner Middle East Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and an organizer with Witness Against Torture.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the event will begin at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP as space is limited. Books will be available for sale. Vegetarian food will be served.
Welcome to Camp America: Inside Guantánamo Bay 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 compromises made between law and illegality, and decency and fear in the post-9/11 “War on Terror” era.