'En Pie de Foto: Terrorism, a crime against humanity'
The exhibition denounces terrorism as a mass violation of human rights, while at the same time honoring victims by promoting the global effort toward a more just world of freedom from violence.
En Pie de Foto: Terrorism, a crime against humanity presents a series of photographs originally published in Spanish newspapers and through international news agencies, now expounded upon by renowned Spanish and Latin American writers. The images and texts convey the horror of terrorism, with particular focus on the victims of attacks on Spain in the past 25 years. The accompanying works document victims’ voices. Video piece The Voices of Antigone plays on a loop, leaving an imprint on our conscience and our memory.
This presentation, aesthetically and morally, shares AMA’s view that the arts should contribute to the positive transformation of societies. It also seeks to promote the fundamental values of the Organization of American States (OAS), deepening cultural exchanges in order to defend and uphold shared democratic values.
OAS, through its Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), was created in 1999 and promotes national, regional and international cooperation to prevent, combat, and eliminate terrorism that threatens the rule of law and democracy. After the terrorist attack on the United States on September 11, 2001, member states of the OAS created a Secretariat to help implement the mandates of the Committee and serve as a clearinghouse of information to facilitate regional and international cooperation on this issue.
Rights of Victims of Terrorism
Round table on November 10 at 4 pm at Hall of the Americas, 17th Street and Constitution Ave. Program:
- At 4:00 pm: Welcoming remarks by Ambassador Albert R. Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General, Organization of American States (OAS).
- At 4:10 pm: Dialogue moderated by Neil Klopfenstein, Executive Secretary, Inter-American Committee against Terrorism CICTE). With Ambassador Juan Jimenez, Permanent Representative of Peru to the OAS; Ambassador Javier Ruperez, First Executive Director of the Committee against Terrorism of the United Nations Security Council; Sonia Ramos Pineiro, Director General of Support to Victims of Terrorism, Ministry of the Interior of Spain; Ben Emmerson, Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; Heather Cartwright, Director, Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism, United States Department of Justice.
- At 5:00 pm: Question and answer session.
- At 5:30 pm: Closing remarks by Ambassador Jorge Hevia, Permanent Observer of Spain to the OAS.
- At 6:00 pm: Inauguration of the photo exhibition En Pie de Foto, Víctimas del Terrorismo at the Art Museum of the Americas.
Opening reception: Monday, November 10 at 6 pm.