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Guest Lecturer: James Yee

  • Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Virtual

"Torture and Terror at Guantanamo Bay: A Muslim Chaplain's First-hand Account of US Human Rights Abuses after 9/11"

James Yee, former US military chaplain at Guantánamo Bay

James Yee, one of the first imams in the US military, will recount his experience of serving as a chaplain to Muslim prisoners at Guantánamo Bay after 9/11, along with his later imprisonment under charges of spying, espionage, aiding the enemy, mutiny, and sedition. He will shed light on the torture and abuses he witnessed at Guantánamo, his own experiences of mistreatment as a prisoner at the Consolidated Naval Brig in Charleston, SC, and the importance of coming to terms with human rights abuses of Muslim detainees and prisoners in our remembrance of 9/11 and its impact.

Presented by CEPE: 9/11 and the Ethics of Memory

Please click the link to join the webinar:

https://luther.zoom.us/j/98059575406?pwd=VGhmYVZKSGR0Yjc5VXl5Ylh4Tmg2UT09

 

Questions? Contact Krista Holland, 563-387-1314