- SSMS 2135
Gisela Arandia Covarrubias
"Cuban Color" explores multi-raciality in relation to ideological underpinnings of the Cuban Revolution and the discourse of national identity on the island. Her talk will provide North Americans with a more profound understanding of how "race" is constructed in Cuba, race relations in contemporary society, and the efforts of Cuban citizens and the state to address race-based issues and develop policies.
Gisela Arandia Covarrubias is a leading researcher and social activist on issues of race and society in contemporary Cuba. She is also a journalist. Based at Cuba’s National Union of Artists and Writers (UNEAC) in Havana, she has spent decades writing and speaking internationally about the situation of Afro-Cubans after the Revolution.
Co-sponsored by the UCSB Department of Black Studies and the UC Center for New Racial Studies