SAY IT LOUD! at the CD Forum
American Heritage Series: Caribbean Americans
Co-sponsored by Northwest African American Museum and the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington
Thursday, April 16, 2009
7pm at the Northwest African American Museum
The Caribbean is more than jerked chicken, Bob Marley and pleasure cruises. When you eat a banana, stir sugar into your coffee, even light a cigarette, you are feeling the influence of the Caribbean. Black Americans of Caribbean descent are your politicians, entertainers, musicians, and religious leaders. They also drive taxies in Miami, clean houses in New York, work construction in Chicago. Join us for a panel discussion that uncovers the significant contributions Black Caribbeans have made to American history and culture. Peel back the label of “Caribbean” and join the CD Forum in getting to know the diverse faces behind the term.
Moderator: Ileana M. Rodriguez-Silva, Ph.D, Assistant Professor- Latin American and Caribbean History at the University of Washington.
Panelists: Stephanie E. Smallwood, Associate Professor of History at the University of Washington; Marisol Berríos, Assistant Director of Latin American Studies at the University of Washington; Daisley C. Gordon, Executive Chef at Campagne & Cafe Campagne Restaurants and Jonathan Cunningham, Music Editor at Seattle Weekly.
Tickets: $7/$5 for Students/seniors
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