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Art from Guantánamo Bay - Reception and Panel Discussion
Art from Guantánamo Bay - Reception and Panel Discussion

Sunday, June 26, 7:00 pm

Catamount Arts Center
115 Eastern Ave.
St. Johnsbury, VT

Admission: Free

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The critically acclaimed exhibit displays nearly a hundred evocative works made by six men detained at the United States military prison camp known as Guantánamo Bay. The six men, all of whom have been cleared for release (although two remain in detention), have been detained at Guantánamo Bay for as long as 20 years without being charged or convicted of a crime.

Included in the Catamount Arts exhibit will be work by artist detainee Abdul Zahir, a client of St. Johnsbury attorneys Robert Gensburg and David Sleigh. Gensburg and Sleigh volunteered for over ten years with the Guantánamo Bay Bar Association, a group of nearly 600 lawyers nationwide assembled by the Center for Constitutional Rights, a nonprofit civil liberties law firm providing legal representation for detainees.

David Sleigh and Leslie Gensburg will join artist and former detainee Mansoor Adayfi in a panel discussion at Catamount Arts, on June 26th, facilitated by “Art from Guantánamo Bay” curator Erin L. Thompson. Adayfi will participate from Serbia via Zoom.

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