Tune in to the third week of our exclusive Tea Project series!
Executive Producer: Abdul Malik Mujahid
Host(s): Salahuddin Khan
Producer: Saimah Shareef
Together with collaborators, Amber Ginsburg creates site-generated projects and social sculpture that insert historical scenarios into present day situations. Her background in craft orients her projects towards the continuities and ruptures in material, social, and utopic histories. She teaches in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago.
Her research-based multimedia installations have been shown in museums and galleries including: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN; The Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburg, PA; World Ceramic Biennale, Korea; KunstTREFFpunkt, Darmstadt, Germany; Artsonje, Seoul, Korea; Raid Projects, Los Angeles, CA and the Bristol Biennial, England.
James Yee is the Former U.S. Army Chaplain and graduate of West Point who served as the Muslim Chaplain for the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. After being officially recognized twice for outstanding performance, Captain Yee was arrested and imprisoned for 76 days in September 2003 while being falsely accused of spying, espionage, and aiding the alleged Taliban and Al-Qaeda prisoners. He was held in solitary confinement and subjected to the same sensory deprivation techniques that were being used against the prisoners in Cuba that he had been ministering to. After months of government investigation, all criminal charges were dropped.
Sarah Ross is an artist and activist. She works actively on the Prison + Neighborhood Arts Program and was deeply involved with the Chicago Torture Justice Memorial and organizing of artists, activities, survivors and lawyers to work to the remarkable Burge Reparations. She joined the Tea Project team for a Day of Imagining Justice and Reparations for Guantanamo Bay Detainees.