[Blackstudies-l] Starts Tomorrow!!! Cuba at a Crossroads: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Contemporary Cuba

Melanie Medeiros medeiros at geneseo.edu
Wed Apr 19 08:40:06 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,
with international speakers from Cuba, the U.K., Canada and the U.S.  *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. *

*SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM SUMMARY: *
(The full program is available here:
https://www.geneseo.edu/cuba-crossroads-symposium-program)

*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 award-winning 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,
MCU-B
*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,
MCU-B
                        - 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
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