Talk with Rushan Abbas


Speaker(s): Rushan Abbas
Rushan Abbas, Founder and Executive Direction, Campaign for the Uyghurs
February 17th, 6:30pm
Full Frame Theater at American Tobacco Campus

Join us as Abbas, translator for the Uyghurs at Guantanamo, discusses her time at the Naval Base and her subsequent activism.

Drawing on the Witness to Guantanamo Video Collection in the Human Rights Archive at Duke University's David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, this exhibit foregrounds the voices of the individuals whose lives were forever changed by their experience. These first-hand testimonies reveal the physical, emotional, and political scars inflicted by Guantanamo and underscore how the treatment of detainees and the extra-legal procedures deployed at Guantanamo hobbled rather than enabled the rule of law and the quest for truth and justice.

Exhibit Cosponsors: Duke Human Rights Center @FHI, The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment, Duke Center for International and Comparative Law, Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic, Duke Middle East Studies Center, Duke Islamic Studies Center

American Tobacco Campus - Power Plant


Center for Documentary Studies (CDS); Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute (DHRC@FHI); Master of Fine Arts in Experimental & Documentary Arts (MFAEDA)