An AfroCuban Journey

An AfroCuban Journey From the Literary Camp to Social Activism: A Conversation with Roberto Zurbano

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013, 6:00 p.m
King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) Auditorium
53 Washington Square South
New York University, New York NY 10012

Join the afrolatin@ forum and co-sponsors for a public conversation with Roberto Zurbano about his journey towards social activism.

Roberto Zurbano is the Fall 2013 Scholar/Writer in residence of the Connecticut College Center for Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity. Zurbano’s career began in the field of literary criticism and from there he went on to support the Cuban Hip Hop movement and proceeded to his current focus, antiracists social activism in Cuba. Zurbano informs us that “…new paths are now opened for Cuban society, but that these do not open on their own and a new active force is the phenomena with which Blacks in Cuba defend their right to a place in society, one free of marginalization and racism.”

The event is free and open to the public. Photo ID required to enter building.

Co-Sponsored by: afrolatin@ forum, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Department of Africana Studies and the Department of Latino Studies at New York University and the African Diaspora Forum

Above adapted from email announcement from the afrolatin@ forum. For more information, visit their website.