[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for this item.]
A Journal Launch/Panel—“Eye of the Storm: A Conversation on Capitalism, Colonialism, and Climate Change in the Caribbean”—will take place on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, at The Loisaida Center, 710 E 9th Street, Lower East Side, New York. This event is free and open to the public.
Nearly a year after Hurricanes Irma and Maria rocked the Caribbean, what lessons can we learn? In the midst of the 2018 hurricane season, what can both affected communities and their allies do to prepare for future climate events and prevent the kind of destruction the hurricanes wrought on the region?
In this panel, contributors from the summer 2018 issue of NACLA Report on the Americas (Volume 50, Issue 2) attempt to answer these questions, exploring the conditions that have led the Caribbean to where it is today. It is impossible to ignore the ways in which neoliberal capitalism, colonialism, and climate change have come together in the Caribbean to reanimate and strengthen economic and racial hierarchies that have long marked the region and its place in the world. From Puerto Rico to Barbuda and beyond, how we can create a safer and more just future for the region as a whole?
Hilda Lloréns, University of Rhode Island
Zaire Dinzey-Flores, Rutgers University
Kenneth Gould and Tammy Lewis, Brooklyn College
Marie Cruz-Soto, NYU Gallatin
Moderated by: Michelle Chase, Pace University, and Laura Weiss, NACLA
For the NACLA Report on the Americas summer 2018 issue, go to the NACLA website https://nacla.org/news/2018/06/11/eye-storm, https://nacla.org/newsletter/our-summer-issue-eye-storm-now-online-plus-important-update-week%27s-nicaragua-event or the journal publisher’s website https://tandfonline.com/toc/rnac20/50/2?nav=tocList.