jueves, enero 31, 2013

Afrolatinidades: Marta Moreno Vega, PhD

 
 
The Latina/o Studies Program presents a talk by Marta Moreno Vega, PhD: “Afrolatinidades” about the experience of Latinas/os of African descent and issues pertaining to the African diaspora in the Americas. MARTA MORENO VEGA is the founder and president of the Caribbean Cultural Cen-ter African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) in New York City. She has been a staunch advocate of cultural education and ...inte-gration for years, as former director of El Museo del Barrio, and among the found-ers of the Association of Hispanic Arts and the Network of Centers of Color and the Roundtable of Institutions of Colors. She has conducted extensive research in Yoru-ba belief systems in the African Diaspora and has organized numerous internation-al conferences uniting scholars and lead-ing experts on African Diaspora religions. She is also the author of The Altar of My Soul: The Living Traditions of Santeria (2001) and When the Spirits Dance Mam-bo: Growing Up Nuyorican in El Barrio (2004); and coeditor of Women Warriors of the Afro-Latina Diaspora (2012).
Time: 4:00PM
Date: 02-11-13

Cosponsored by the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, the Humanities Institute, the International Institute, the Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, the Rackham Graduate School, the Understanding Race Theme Semester, and by the University Library.
HATCHER GRADUATE LIBRARY, ROOM 100 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ANN ARBOR
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2013
4:00PM—5:30PM RECEPTION TO FOLLOW

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"Odio los fluidos que se me salen del cuerpo cada veintiséis días." Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro (Guaynabo, 1970). Es novelista, cuentista y ensayista puertorriqueña. Fue elegida una de las escritoras latinoamericanas más importantes menores de 39 años del Bogotá39 convocado por la UNESCO, el Hay Festival y la Secretaría de Cultura de Bogotá por motivo de celebrar a Bogotá como Capital Mundial del libro 2007. Acaba de recibir Residency Grant Award 2011 del National Hispanic Cultural Center en Nuevo México. Es autora de los libros de cuentos, ‘Avalancha’ (2011), ‘Historias para morderte los labios’ (Finalista PEN Club 2010), y ‘Ojos de Luna’ (Segundo Premio Nacional 2008, Instituto de Literatura Puertorriqueña; Libro del Año 2007 Periódico El Nuevo Día), además de los libros de poesía ‘Medialengua’ (2010) y Perseidas (2011). Ha publicado las novelas ‘Los documentados’ (Finalista Premio PEN Club 2006) y Caparazones (2010, publicada en Puerto Rico y España).

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