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GTMO in MSP? Surveillance and Detention in the Twin Cities: A public forum

Date: 03/01/2014

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Location: Brian Coyle Center Twin Cities

Cost: Free


Saturday, March 1, 2014
Surveillance and Detention in the Twin Cities: A public forum
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Brian Coyle Center, 420 15th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455

This forum explores how nationality/ethnicity-based suspicion, surveillance, detention and other practices that are often associated with the prison camp at Guantánamo and U.S. “counterterrorism” policies abroad also operate within the Minneapolis/St Paul (MSP) region. It includes a presentation by University of Minnesota students on their multimedia project “GTMO in MSP” as well as comments by Omar Farah, Staff Attorney, Guantánamo Global Justice Initiative of the Center for Constitutional Rights, U.S. Representative Keith Ellison, and other community leaders. There will be ample time for open discussion.

Key questions addressed include:
• How have practices of nationality/ethnicity-based suspicion, surveillance and detention impacted people in the Twin Cities region?
• How has the longer history of US intervention in East Africa, and important site of migration to MSP, shaped these practices?
• How does surveillance and suspicion impact the ability of people to move money and other resources across national boundaries?


  • Name: Kevin Murphy
  • E-mail: kpmurphy@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: American Studies, College of Liberal Arts, History, Immigration History Research Center, Institute for Advanced Study

More information: http://http://ias.umn.edu/gtmo-in-msp/

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact Brian Coyle Center (612) 338-5282


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