[Blackstudies-l] One week away! Cuba at a Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Contemporary Cuba

Melanie Medeiros medeiros at geneseo.edu
Wed Apr 12 18:50:46 EDT 2017

The Geneseo Consortium on Latin American Studies (GCLAS), as well as
numerous other campus departments, invite students, faculty, and the campus
community to attend our symposium, Cuba at a Crossroads, on April 20-21.

*All Geneseo students and faculty are welcome to attend the film screening
on Thursday the 20th and the panels / keynote / roundtables on the 21st for
FREE without registration. *However, if you would like to attend the
opening reception at the Big Tree Inn or closing dinner at the Glen Iris
Inn, please register by Friday, April 14th. For more information, visit


*Thursday, 4/20: 7:30pm - 9:30pm:*
Screening of  the film "Adiós Patria?  The Cuban Exodus" at the Riviera
Theater, followed by a discussion led by the filmmaker Amy Serrano. Part of
the Alan Lutkus International Film Series.

*Friday, 4/21*
*8:00am:* Opening remarks from Dr. Rose McEwen, Coordinator of the Latin
American Studies program, MCU-B
*8:30-10:00am:* Invited Session with Marc D. Perry & Esther Whitfield, MCU-B
*10:00-10:30am: *Coffee Break, MCU-B
*10:30am-11:30am:* Keynote Address by Rafael M. Hernández; Havana, Cuba,
*12:45-1:45pm:* Concurrent Sessions
                         - Panel 1: Nature, The Environment &
Sustainability, MCU-B
                         - Panel 2: Afro-Cuban Religion & Lydia Cabrera,
MCU-Rm 322
                         - Panel 3: Nostalgia & Affect in Narratives of
Revolution & Immigration, MCU-Rm 323
*1:45-2:15pm:* Coffee Break, MCU-B
*2:15-3:15pm: * Concurrent Sessions
                        - Panel 4: Exploring Gender in Contemporary Cuba,
                        - Panel 5: Tourism at the Crossroads of Cuban-U.S.
Relations, MCU- Rm 322
                        - Interdisciplinary Multimedia Presentations,
MCU-Rm 323
*3:30-5:00pm:* Invited Session with Elise Andaya & Nadine Fernandez, MCU-B
*5:00-5:30pm:* Coffee Break, MCU-B
*5:30-6:30pm:* Round Table Discussion on Cuba at a Crossroads, MCU-B

Melanie A. Medeiros, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
SUNY Geneseo
Office: Bailey 106
Phone: 585-245-6269 <(585)%20245-6269>
Email: medeiros at geneseo.edu
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