ICS presents the Pre-LASA Feast at the University of Puerto Rico

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The Institute of Caribbean Studies of the University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras (UPR-RP), invites the academic community and the general public to the Pre-LASA Feast (Festín Pre-LASA)—a cultural feast including theater, performance, cultural studies topics/events, video art, journals, and new books—on May 26, from 3:30 to 6:30pm at the Manuel Maldonado Denis Amphitheatre (CRA 108) of the Carmen Rivera de Alvarado Building, School of Social Sciences, UPR-RP. A reception will follow.

This exciting cultural event includes (but is not limited to) the participation of:

Vivian Martínez Tabares (Casa de las Américas, Cuba) Conjunto, Revista de Teatro Latinoamericano 174 (January-March) with a dossier on Puerto Rico (this issue will be launched at the event)

Javier Cardona (artist, educator) “The Talk” (Performance fragment)

Daniel Lind Ramos (UPR Humacao) “Tocones” [Stumps]—an assemblage in context (Art)

Choco Orta (singer, percussionist, dancer, and actress) Director of Soy negra, soy negro (Documentary Film)

June Erlick (Harvard University, editor of ReVista: Harvard Review of Latin America (presentation)

Nadjah Ríos (UPR-Rio Piedras) Vieques, manos arriba [Hands Up, Vieques] (documentary film on the Vieques carnival)

Isar Godreau (UPR-Cayey) Scripts of Blackness: Race, Cultural Nationalism, and U.S. Colonialism in Puerto Rico (U Illinois P, 2015) (conversation with the author)

Lilliana Cotto Morales La ruta de Betances (a biographical map that follows the historical and educational trajectory of Ramón Emeterio Betances in France and the Caribbean.)

For more information, you may contact the Institute of Caribbean Studies director, Dr. Lowell Fiet, at (787) 764 0000 x87749 or (787) 568 3020 or via email at lowellfiet@gmail.com

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