"Afro-Cubans Today" - Mellichamp Global Studies Lecture

Event Date: 

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • 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