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Conference: Intersections of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Nation in Colombia, Brazil, and Cuba
UMass, Amherst - 4/24/15  9:30 am -6:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public
Shirley Graham Du Bois Reading Room, 2nd Floor
New Africa House
Light refreshments will be provided

Keynote Speakers

Mara Viveros, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Gisela Arandia, Centro Juan Marinello, Cuba
Sonia Alvarez, UMASS-Amherst

Panel presentations:

Castriela E. Hernandez, Graduate Student
Maria Ximena Abello, Graduate Student
Logbona Olukonee, Universidad Agraria de la Habana [unable to attend]
Whitney Battle-Baptiste, UMASS-Amherst (Discussant)
Dario H. Vasquez, Graduate Student
Agustin Lao-Montes, UMASS-Amherst

Contra las Cuerdas
Contra las Cuerdas
On the Ropes
On the Ropes | Contra las Cuerdas: Racial Politics in Cuba. By Amilcar Ortiz - "These individuals are the protagonists of this story, which addresses, in depth, the racial problem in Cuba; a topic that has been barely touched upon in documentary production on the island. They openly name and condemn racism whilst suggesting constructive ways forward. They expose the challenges in the present fight against racial discrimination and place this debate within the context of a radical revolution; where, at its beginning, black people found a significant space -of historical recognition and social legitimization- both nationally and internationally."

Book launch
Cuba's Racial Crucible: The Sexual Economy of Social Identities, 1750-2000
by Karen Y. Morrison, UMASS-Amherst


Karen Y. Morrison, UMASS-Amherst
Lowell Gudmunson, Mount Holyoke College
Devyn Spence Benson, Louisiana State University  

Cosponsored by Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies, Afro Latin@ Working Group, Five Colleges Atlantic Studies Faculty Seminar, Department of History, Women of Color Leadership Network, Graduate Student Senate, Anthropology Graduate Caucus, W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, Five Colleges Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies Council, Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies


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