Cuba and Martinque/Negritude and Revolutions

Event Date: 
December 10, 2015
Event Time: 
6:30pm to 10:00pm
Duderstadt Center (Media Union) - Video Studio
Event Accessibility : 
Automatic doors at entrances and elevators available.

Featuring Silvia Pedraza “Sugar: Before and After the Revolution in Cuba”, Mbala Nkanga “Performative Reading of Aime Cesaire Writing”, and performance of a new piece developed during the symposium “Revolutions”.

6:30 pm Tableaus and Provocations

7:00 pm Silvia Pedraza “Sugar: Before and After the Revolution in Cuba”

7:30 pm Mbala Nkanga  “Performative Reading of Aime Cesaire Writing”

8:00 pm  “Revolutions” Guest Artist/Faculty Group Performance

This event is part of the weeklong symposium, "Conjuring the Caribbean: How Sweet It Is." See more information at

Join artists, scholars, and students in a five day exploration of Caribbean tourism, histories and gender identities. The symposiums calls for an interdisciplinary response to shifting imaginations about the power and potential of Caribbean studies viewed through the lens of a sugar-saturated past.

Co-sponsored by Center for the Humanities, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Latina/o Studies, Center for World Performance and Department of African and African American Studies, Department of American Culture, School of Public Health, School of Music, Theatre & Dance.