Event: Speaker to explore new grounds on race debate in Cuba

Guest speaker Porfirio Samuel Furé Davis will explore the race debate in Cuba during a presentation hosted by Brock’s Faculty of Education on Tuesday, March 12.

Race and racism have been controversial topics in Cuba in the post-revolutionary period. Furé’s talk will explore new grounds for the race debate in Cuba and provide insight into a complex discussion.

A distinguished scholar and Professor Titular in the School of Foreign Languages at the University of Havana, Furé is known for his work on Afro-Caribbean oral tradition, Cuban reggae and Anglo-Caribbean literature, and is also the author of La Cultura Rastafari en Cuba, his seminal history of the Rastafarian movement in Cuba. He also serves as a host and a scholarly mentor to visiting international scholars who go to Cuba to study the issue of Black culture in Cuba.

The talk was organized by Michael O’Sullivan, Associate Professor and Associate Dean Graduate Student Services, Research and International in the Faculty of Education. Furé has been connected with Brock since 2008 and has collaborated with O’Sullivan on a research project in the past.

His talk takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in WH 206. All are welcome to attend.

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