The UIC Social Justice Initiative, Latin American & Latino Studies Program, & Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center presents…
Afro-Cuba Today: Peculiarities of Our Racial Situation
A conversation with Afro-Cuban Scholar Tomas Fernandez Robaina
Professor Robaina will discuss the historical and contemporary struggles of Afro-Cubans, the social actors in Cuban race relations, and the unfinished projects of the revolution. His work examines the social movement of African descendant Cubans, in pursuit of their rights and full inclusion in Cuban society.
Robaina is a researcher at the Biblioteca Nacional in Havana and a faculty member at the University of Havana. His publications include El Negro en Cuba 1902-1958: Apuntes para la Historia de la Lucha Contra la Discriminacion Racial (The Blacks in Cuba 1902-1958: Notes on the History of the Struggle Against Racial Discimination). He also serves as advisor of the Fundacion Ortiz and a member of of the Cuban National Committee on Slave Routes.
Monday, April 17 | 5pm
Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center
803 S. Morgan St., Lecture Center B2