Afro-Cuba from the Grassroots

Panel Discussion
Afro-Cuba from the Grassroots:
Movement, Pedagogy, and Empowerment

When: April 20, 4:30 – 6 pm
Where: Public Health Research Center (PHRC) Auditorium
University of South Carolina
921 Assembly Street

Panel composed of scholar activists, writers, and filmmakers from the Red Barrial Afrodescendiente (Neighborhood Afro-descendant Network), moderated by Dr. Geoffroy de Laforcade of Norfolk State University, Virginia.

In 2012, independent activists and experts in pedagogy from various urban communities in Cuba founded the Red Barrial Afrodescendiente to take research and debate about race relations, gender, sexuality, homophobia, domestic abuse, incarceration and reinsertion, and other pressing societal issues into neighborhoods and workplaces in Cuba. Every month, in a community center in La Lisa, dozens of local educators and grass-roots leaders from a variety of professions and backgrounds undergo training and organize seminars to take leadership in the empowerment and organization of communities and the formation of a strong civil society.

First come, first served. Seats are limited!

This project is made possible thanks to the efforts of several programs and departments at USC such as Consortium for Latino Immigration Studies, Latin-American Studies, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Women’s and Gender Studies, the Institute for African American Research, African American Studies, PASOs among others. And also thanks to organizations such as Palmetto Luna Arts.