Monday, January 4, 2021

Guantanamo's 19th anniversary is next week--

 Monday January 11th is the day. Here are some activities you can join in - either in person or by zoom:

  • Monday January 11 Events:
  • Rights or Rightlessness? The Lives of Men Imprisoned at Guantánamo
    Monday, January 11, 5:00–6:30 p.m. EST 

    Guantánamo, extreme as it is, can and must be situated in a broader history of U.S. detention camps and harms of the carceral state. What lessons can we learn from Japanese-American camps during WWII, the detention of Haitian refugees at Guantánamo in the 1990s, and the last 19 years of the military prison itself, to work towards the closure of the prison?

    Speakers include:

    Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a Guantánamo Bay prison survivor and author of the best-selling book, Guantánamo Diary (2015)

    Baher Azmy, Center for Constitutional Rights Legal Director

    Dr. A. Naomi Paik, Associate professor of Asian American studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and author of Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps since World War II (2016)

    The conversation will be moderated by Justice for Muslims Collective Co-Founder and Co-Director Dr. Maha Hilal and Center for Constitutional Rights Advocacy Program Manager Aliya Hussain

    • 8:00 pm ET: First Virtual WAT Circle for WAT fasters and solidarity activists
  • Fast for Justice: Monday through Friday, January 11-15, at 8 pm ET each night RSVP to be sent the Zoom link.
    • 8 pm ET Zoom circles Monday through Friday will be like our morning gatherings in DC: opening with a reflection or song, and checking in with each other and sharing around the circle around a specific theme .
    • Friday night Zoom circle is a celebration, including poetry and music with the Peace Poets. 
    • Fasting: In solidarity with the men detained in Guantanamo, especially the hunger strikers. You decide how to fast: Liquid only? Ramadan? Lenten? Other? Not this year?