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HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH


Hosts the Tea Project at EXPO CHICAGO (September 13 - 17)

Special Tea Project performance 12 Noon on September 14 in the Library Lounge.

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HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH


Hosts the Tea Project at EXPO CHICAGO (September 13 - 17)

Special Tea Project performance 12 Noon on September 14 in the Library Lounge.

 

Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people worldwide. We return to EXPO CHICAGO to host the Tea Project, an interactive installation and performance that reflects human rights violations from the “global war on terror.” 

During the last 15 years, the United States imprisoned at least 780 Muslim men, nearly all without charge, at Guantanamo Bay in violation of international law. The Tea Project translates the numbers in a compelling manner: an archive of 780 porcelain cast Styrofoam teacups, one for each man detained at Guantanamo. The archive is inspired by Styrofoam cups used at Guantanamo, decorated with flowers by detainees—and when decorated, confiscated by guards.

Tea will be served daily in the booth.


Performance

Join Human Rights Watch for a performance and discussion in conjunction with the Tea Project installation in EXPO CHICAGO Booth 833 that explores war, detention, love, and tea. Tea Project performances utilizes the space created when someone sits, sips, and reflects over a cup of tea to ask questions about one's relationship to the world: a world filled with war and dehumanization; a world filled with beauty and love. Limited to 25 people, contact shrockr@hrw.org for more information.