Ah, the academy…
Please join us for
A Staged Reading of
_Guantanamo: â€˜Honor Bound to Defend Freedomâ€™_
Sunday, September 25
City Campus Union Auditorium
GuantÃ¡namo: â€˜Honor Bound to Defend Freedomâ€™ is the work of playwrights Victoria Brittain and Gillian Slovo from spoken evidence and letters from British detainees to their families. The play was commissioned by Londonâ€™s Tricycle Theatre, from an idea by Nicholas Kent, in January 2004, and played there and at the New Ambassadors Theatre, followed by amateur readings throughout the U.K. The play has had U.S. runs in New York City, Tucson, Northampton, San Francisco, San Diego and Boston.
This public reading of GuantÃ¡namo: ‘Honor Bound to Defend Freedom’ is intended to foster local dialogue about U.S. detentions at GuantÃ¡namo Bay and elsewhere around the world. The U.S. signed on to the Geneva Conventions and the Convention Against Torture to join a world community that set standards for the most basic human rights, including humane treatment and the ability to challenge oneâ€™s detention in a court of law. There will be a moderated discussion after the reading.
It’s not like they were captured on the battlefield fighting for the enemy or anything