The Caribbean: Race and Migration

09/09/2005

Contributed by Rosalie Fitzgerald

The Ithaca College community is cordially invited to attend a series of lectures and films on the historical and contemporary concerns of the Caribbean. Since Cristobal Colón first used the word "Caribe" or "cannibal" to represent the inhabitants he encountered in his voyages to the “New World,” the Caribbean has been a contested region.

In cooperation with professor of politics Charles Santiago, the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies offers an introduction to the role of race and migration in our understanding of the Caribbean and its relationship to the larger world community. The interdisciplinary lecture and film series is co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Caribbean Students Association.


Lectures:
Thursday, September 22, 2005
7:00 p.m., Textor 101
Patrick Bellegarde-Smith
“Haiti in Its Caribbean Historical and Contemporary Context: Unlearned Lessons”

Tuesday, September 27, 2005
7:00 p.m., Hockett Recital Hall, Whalen School of Music
Merle A. Collins
“Walking on the Boundary Lines -- Caribbean, Black, British, and African in the Americas: Readings and Reflections”

Wednesday, October 26, 2005
7:00 p.m., Klingenstein Lounge
Viranjini Munasinghe
“Theorizing World Culture through the Caribbean: East Indians and Creolization”

Thursday, October 27, 2005
7:00 p.m., Clark Lounge
Elaine Savory
“Tidalectics: A Model for the Interrelation of the U.S. and the Anglophone Caribbean in Literature”

Thursday, November 10, 2005
7:00 p.m., Klingenstein Lounge
Ruben Silié Valdez, secretary general of the Association of Caribbean States
“Race and Migration in the Caribbean: Comparing the Experience of the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Trinidad”


Films:
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
7:00 p.m., Clark Lounge
Bitter Cane
(Jacques Arcelin, director, 1983)

Monday, October 3, 2005
7:00 p.m., Park Auditorium
Accelerated Under Development
(Travis Wilkerson, 1999, USA)
Discussion led by Patricia Zimmermann

Thursday, October 6, 2005
7:00 p.m., Clark Lounge
Congo Pá Tí
(Karin Weyland, director, 2003)
Discussion led by Hector Velez

Wednesday, October 19, 2005
7:00 p.m., Park Auditorium
Krik? Krak! Tales of a Nightmare (Haiti-USA-Canada, directors Jac Aliva and Vanyoska Gee, 1990)
Discussion led by Dale Hudson


Charles Santiago, professor of politics, and Tanya R. Saunders, assistant provost and dean of interdisciplinary and international studies

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