Lecture on Striking as Insurrection in the French Caribbean


The Institute of Caribbean Studies of the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras invites the academic community and the general public to the lecture entitled “La huelga como insurrección en el Caribe francés: Apuntes sobre los eventos de enero a marzo del 2009” [Striking as Insurrection in the French Caribbean: Notes on the Events from January to March 2009] by  Dr. Yarimar Bonilla (Anthropology Department, University of Virginia). Dr. Frances Santiago (Humanities Department, UPR-Mayagüez) will serve as commentator. The activity will be held on Thursday, September 17, from 1:00 to 3:00pm in Amphitheater CRA 108, Carmen Rivera de Alvarado Building, School of Social Sciences, at the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras.

Yarimar Bonilla is a cultural anthropologist at the University of Virginia. She is currently working on a book on labor activism in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. Specializing in labor politics in the postcolonial world, she teaches courses such as “Caribbean Perspectives, Ritual and Remembrance” and “The Anthropology of Dissent.”

For information on the conference series, please call 787-764-0000, x-4212 or write to iec@uprrp.edu  or contact Humberto García Muñiz, Director, Instituto de Estudios del Caribe, Universidad de Puerto Rico-Río Piedras, at hgarcia@prw.net

For more information on The Institute of Caribbean Studies, see http://graduados.uprrp.edu/icaribe/

Photo from http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/feb/18/man-shot-dead-guadeloupe

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