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The W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies &c presents “Lessons from the Cuban Revolution”

Posted by Shabazz on September 27th, 2009

Roundtable events  associated with this series consider the meaning of the Cuban Revolution to a post-Cold War student generation by critically assessing 50+ years of Cuba’s domestic and international revolutionary practices, and by reaffirming connections between Cuban Studies and Black Studies. Prof. Karen Morrison is the organizer of this event series.

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Roundtable #1
“Contested Visions of Cuba’s Domestic & International Revolutionary Practices”
Panelists (l-r): Carlos Moore, independent scholar, Lillian Guerra, Yale University History Department, Damian Fernández, Provost of SUNY Purchase, Margaret Cerullo, professor of sociology at Hampshire College, and Du Bois Department Professor Kym Morrison.

The panel took place Wednesday, September 23rd, 4-6pm, in Campus Center rooms 174-176.

Our next session takes place Dec. 1st. 4pm-6pm. Its theme is “Race in Contemporary Cuba: Demographics, Rights, and Culture.” The participants are Jafari Allen of Yale University, Odette Casamayor of UConn, Alejandro de la Fuente of University of Pittsburgh, and Mark Sawyer of UCLA.

For a PDF flyer on the event go to http://www.umass.edu/afroam/Lessons_Cuban%20Revolution_final.pdf

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