Event | Discussion

Race and the Making of Contemporary Cuba

In English

This gathering is part of the Sawyer Mellon Seminar Project Cuban Futures Beyond the Market. It brings to campus afro-Cuban intellectuals, artists, historians, social scientists and activists whose projects directly address race and the making of culture in Cuba today.

This is a Sawyer Mellon Seminar invitation-only event.

PROGRAM

12 PM: Film Screening Obsesión: Hip Hop del Otro Lado (2016)

-Kimberly Bautista | Film-maker

First Session: National Culture: Genealogies, Institutions, Emerging Disciplines

2PM to 4PM, KJCC AUDITORIUM

Participants:

-Tomas Fernández Robaina | Researcher at la Biblioteca Nacional in Havana and professor at the University of Havana

-Amílcar Ortiz | Videographer for Red Barrial Afrodescendiente (RBA)

-Gisela Morales Arandia | Author and researcher on issues of race and identity based out of UNEAC, the Cuban Union of Artists and Writers.

Moderator: Ana Dopico, KJCC Director

Short presentations and discussion

Coffee Break: 4 to 4:15 PM, KJCC Atrium

Second Session: Art, Activism, and the Present

4:15 PM to 6:15 PM, KJCC AUDITORIUM

Participants:

-Magia López | Director at Agencia Cubana de Rap

-Alexey “el tipo este” Rodríguez | Artist, Dúo Obsesión

-Mirna Dickinson | Researcher

Moderator: Valerie Forman, Associate Professor at NYU Gallatin

Short Presentations and Discussion of Guiding Questions

Coffee Break: 6:15 to 6:30 PM

6:30 to 7:30 PM: Closing Discussion and Dialogue with all participants

Closing Reception