Monday, November 26, 2012
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17TH ANNUAL DR. DONALD H. SMITH DISTINGUISHED LECTURE
DOMINICAN BLACKNESS, UNFORGIVABLE HAITI AND WESTERN MODERNITY
Wednesday, December 5, 6:00pm (Refreshments at 5:00), Newman Library Building, 750
From: Professor Arthur Lewin, Department of Black and Hispanic Studies
Imagine two nations on one island. Imagine the two peoples bitterly opposed at home, yet often working closely together abroad. Imagine an island with a glorious history of liberation, today facing the bleak reality of foreign domination. Imagine no longer! This is Hispanola, the isle that’s home to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Here the blood of the African, the European and the Native American were blended into one, or rather two separate, but by no means completely distinct societies.
What does it mean to be Black in the Dominican Republic, white in Haiti or mixed in either? Who better to tell us than Dr. Silvio Torres-Saillant founder of the Dominican Studies Institute in New York City and Director of the Humanities Council at Syracuse University. Who better to use the prism of his own life experiences and painstaking research to illuminate the pivotal issues of race, color and class in the Caribbean and beyond?
Please join us for the 17th Annual Dr. Donald H. Smith Distinguished Lecture.
Wednesday, December 5
(Refreshments at 5:00)
Baruch College Library, 7th Floor
25th Street between 3rd and Lexington
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For further information:
Dr. Arthur Lewin 646-312-4443