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Conference: Race in the Transnational Caribbean

In an attempt to develop an intellectual space for inter-disciplinary perspectives on Latinos and race, the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies has organized a day-long conference that will begin with a panel in which three scholars, Ginetta Candelario (Smith College), Jorge Duany (University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras), and Isar Godreau (University of Puerto Rico - Cayey) will showcase work on various topics related to race in the Caribbean and Caribbean communities in the U.S.

Through this conference we hope to begin a process of developing dialogues that transcend the traditional Black-white U.S. racial binary and recognize the nuanced ways in which Latinos have come to impact the country’s racial landscape.

The public panel is open to faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff.

Coordinated by Ana Yolanda Ramos-Zayas & Carlos Decena
Department of Latino & Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Rutgers University/New Brunswick-Piscataway
Co-sponsored by the Center for Race & Ethnicity

Date: Friday, April 4, 2008
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: Graduate Student Lounge
College Avenue Campus Center
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

For more information contact
The Department of Latino & Hispanic Caribbean Studies at 732-445-3820

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