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A Conversation with Afro Cuban scholar, Tomas Fernandez Robaina

April 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

​​The UIC Social Justice Initiative, Latin American & Latino Studies Program, & Rafael Cintrón Ortiz Latino Cultural Center present​s​…
A​fro​-C​uba T​oday:​ ​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



April 17, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:


UIC Social Justice Initiative


803 S. Morgan St., Lecture Center B2

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