Black in Latin America - Public Conference
“Black in Latin America” is a multinational conference that will take place at Harvard University on January 27-29, 2011. Inspired by Professor Henry Louis Gates’s upcoming documentary of the same name, to air on PBS on April 19, the “Black in Latin America” conference will gather together scholars from Cuba, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Perú, Brazil, Mexico, and the U.S. to discuss a variety of issues related to race relations of Afro-descendants in the Caribbean and Latin America. Six panels over two days, each featuring scholars from or at work in a particular country who were interviewed in the documentary, and two roundtable discussions featuring top U.S. scholars, will comprise this event. In addition, the authors Maryse Condé, Edwidge Danticat, and Jamaica Kincaid will be on hand to do readings and participate in discussions with the panelists and roundtable members.