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Afro-Brazilian Funk Workshop

Cuba and its Exile: Political Generations

Lecture by Silvia Pedraza (Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Stern Center, Great Room, 7 p.m.

Using the concept of political generations, Pedraza traces the evolution of the Cuban exile, mostly in Miami, and the Cuban revolution, in the island.  Political generations refers to young people that in their transition from adolescence to adulthood experienced dramatic historical events that marked their consciousness. Pedraza identifies several major political generations that developed during the course of the Cuban revolution and its exile.

This event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the department of Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies. It is also part of the Clarke Forum’s Leadership in an Age of Uncertainty Series.

Obama Is Brazilian: (Re)Signifying Race Relations in Contemporary Brazil

Lecture by Emanuelle Oliveira-Monte (Vanderbilt University)

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Stern Great Room, 7 p.m.

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Barack Obama’s election to the American presidency in 2009 sparked a renewed interest in the theme of race in the Americas and worldwide. The sight of an African American as President of the United States led analysts to declare that North America was living in a post-racial era. But Obama’s election also had a tremendous impact on the imaginary of the African Diaspora. This lecture by Emanuelle Oliveira-Monte, Vanderbilt University, will examine his characterizations in the Brazilian media, especially in examples of political humor, such as cartoons and memes. The program is sponsored by The Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues. For more information, visit the Web site  or call 717-245-1875.

Stern Great Room, 7:00