Afro-Cuban scholar speaks on Race in Cuba, Nov 14, Sabathani
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Date: Sat, 7 Nov 2015 09:12:39 -0800 (PST)
 *The Complexity of the Struggle of African Descendants in Cuba Today*

1:00 pm
Saturday, November 14
Sabathani Community Center

Tomás Fernández Robaina with special guest  Al McFarlane, Jr.

Tomás Fernández Robaina is a researcher at la Biblioteca Nacional in Havana
and a professor at the University of Havana. He is a prolific author on
AfroCuban issues and is also a member of UNEAC, the Cuban national arts
organization, and of the Cuban National Committee on Slave Routes and a
board member of several other organizations devoted to anti-racist issues.
His extensive bibliography and curriculum vitae can be viewed at Professor Robaina will be coming to the Twin Cities as
part of a nationwide speaking tour.

Al McFarlane, Jr. is well known in the Twin Cities as a journalist and
civil rights activist. He is publisher of *Insight News, *serving the
African-American community of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and hosts *Conversations
with Al McFarlane, *Tuesdays at 9:00 am, on KFAI-FM radio. An Afro-Cuban
descendant himself, Al McFarlane is well acquainted with issues of race in
Cuba as well as in the United States.

The program will be preceded by *Raza*, a 2008 independent Cuban
documentary about racial issues in Cuba. The discussion will be moderated
by August H. Nimtz, Professor of Political Science and African American and
African Studies and Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of
Minnesota. Sabathani Community Center is located at 310 E 38th St,
Minneapolis, MN 55409. The event is free and open to the public. Light
refreshments will be available.

*Sponsored by the the Minnesota Cuba Committee and **Insight News* | MNCuba [at] | 612-367-6134 || | 612-588-1313 | info [at]
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