Join La Tanya Jenifor-Sublett, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, and Mansoor Adayfi in conversation to honor International Torture Survivors Day and celebrate the release of the insightful new podcast, Remaking the Exceptional by Amber Ginsburg and Aaron Hughes. Through the voices of torture survivors and activists, Remaking the Exceptional highlights the connections between policing and incarceration in Chicago and the human rights violations of the Global War on Terror to underscore the importance of international solidarity in the struggle for justice and reparations.
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The Remaking the Exceptional podcast first premiered as a commissioned work featured in Illinois Humanities’ Envisioning Justice RE:ACTION Exhibition in March, 2022. Episodes 1 and 2 are available to listen to now. The six-episode series is a part of the ongoing Tea Project, and is produced by Amber Ginsburg, Nate Sandberg, and Aaron Hughes. Sitting, sipping, and reflecting over a cup of tea with others can create the space for conversations on difficult and at times painful subjects – it can also create opportunities to envision a new set of social relations. Attendees are invited to join this practice as we learn about the histories of torture locally and internationally.
This program is presented by Illinois Humanities’ Envisioning Justice program, in partnership with:
The DePaul Art Museum
The Invisible Institute
Prison + Neighborhood Arts/Education Project
The Medill School of Journalism
Witness Against Torture
Special thanks to Anthony Holmes, Moazzam Begg, Kilroy Watkins, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Ronnie Kitchen, Sabri al-Qurashi, La Tanya Jenifor-Sublett, and Mansoor Adayfi for sharing their stories.
Additional thanks to Alice Kim, Sarah Ross, and Joey Mogul for support and mentorship.