The Symbolism of Race in Cuba Today


Friday, September 13, 2019, 12:00pm


104 Mount Auburn Street, 3R

Speaker: Pedro Pérez Sarduy, independent Cuban poet, writer, and journalist
Moderator: Alejandro de la Fuente, Chair, Cuba Studies Program

Images of Trees in Cuba Multimedia presentation that will use documentary films that examine the Afro-Cuban experience and explore Afro-Cuban culture based on the contemporary realities of black Cubans. The presentation will also analyze current Cuba-USA relations and the effects of the bloqueo/embargo on Cuban entrepreneurs, activists, artists and writers

Pedro Pérez-Sarduy (Santa Clara, Cuba 1943) is a distinguished award winner poet, writer, journalist, broadcaster and cultural critic residing in London and Havana. He is co-editor of two seminal books AFROCUBA: An Anthology of Cuban Writing on Race, Politics and Culture (bilingual 1993, 1998) and Afro-Cuban Voices: On Race and Identity in Contemporary Cuba, 2000.

Alejandro de la Fuente is the Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Professor of African and African American Studies and of History at Harvard University. He is also Director of the Afro-Latin American Research Institute, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.

Presented in collaboration with the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at the Hutchins Center