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University of Iowa News Release

July 22, 2004

Traveling "Guantanamobile Project" To Visit Iowa City July 25

A group on a national tour to raise awareness about detainees at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, will visit Iowa City on Sunday, July 25, sponsored in part by the Project On Rhetoric Of Inquiry at the University of Iowa. The tour will set up near the intersection of Washington and Dubuque streets in downtown Iowa City from noon to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m.

Calling itself the "Guantanamobile Project," the group is traveling to a number of U.S. cities in a white van, from which they will screen a short film about Guantanamo. They also will talk to area residents about the film and the issues it raises. More information about the project is online,

The UI Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry is an interdisciplinary research and study program involving faculty and students who focus on investigating the persuasive bases of scholarship. Its purpose is to improve academic inquiry, argumentation, and writing in the arts, humanities, sciences, and professions, especially at the intersections between disciplines. For more information contact Merrie Snell, 335 2753 or

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary Geraghty Kenyon, 319-384-0011, Program: Merrie Snell, 319-335-2753,