Past Event

IRAAS Conversations Lecture "The Right to Have Rights: Black Cubans on the Frontline of Protest Against the State"

February 23, 2023
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Featuring: COCO FUSCO, Interdisciplinary Artist; Writer and Professor of Art-Cooper Union and FRANK GURIDY, Associate Professor of History & African American and African Diaspora Studies-Columbia University

The resounding success of the song Grammy award winning Patria y Vida has brought the racial dimensions of recent political unrest on the island into focus. Fusco will provide an overview of the racial dimensions of Cuba's political crisis, through an exploration of the work of Afro-Cuban artists, musicians and activists and an analysis of measures adopted by the Cuban government that negatively impact its Afro-descendant population.

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