“Catauro de Patakíes”: 2nd Annual Afro-Latin American Forum

The Harriet Tubman Institute and the Afro Latin American Working Group (Toronto) are pleased to present “Catauro de Patakíes”: 2nd Annual Afro-Latin American Forum on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014, at Founders College, Assembly Hall, York University.

Program

4:30-6:00pm: Books and Art Exhibit on Afro Latin American Culture, organized by KULTUR (Venezuela), the Afro-Latin American Working Group (Toronto) and Le Centre International de Documentation et d’Information Haïtienne, Caribéenne et Afro-canadienne (CIDHICA),Montreal

5:00pm: Film Screening: Maestro Issa by film director Franz Voltaire

6:00pm-6:10pm: Ek’abo (Welcome)
Abubacar Fofana León, Coordinator of Afro Latin American Working Group and Associate Researcher at the Harriet Tubman Institute, York University

6:10pm-6:55pm: First Patakí: “Research Project” (I)
“Liberated Africans in Brazil: Illegal slave trade and collective experiences in nineteenth century (1831-1864)”
Daniela Cavalheiro (Masters candidate, Universidad Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro & Harriet Tubman Institute)

“Before the Universal Negro Improvement Association: Social Organization in the Costa Rican Atlantic/Caribbean during the early twentieth century”
José Andrés Fernández Montes de Oca (Researcher, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica & Harriet Tubman Institute)

7:00pm – 7:50pm: Second Patakí:“ Keynote Speaker”
“Haiti and Dominican Republic: One Island and Two nations”
Professor Franz Voltaire (Historian, Filmmaker and Director of Le Centre International de Documentation et d’Information Haïtienne, Caribéenne et Afro-canadienne (CIDHICA),Montreal)

8:00pm: Poem by Nikki André

8:05-8:50pm: Third Patakí : “Research Project” (II)
“Demarcating and Destabilizing Civilization: Articulating Regional Identities Through Relationships with Technology and Violence in the Dominican Republic”
Karen O’Connor (PhD Candidate, Department of Social Anthropology, York University)

“Venezuela: Afrodescendants and Emancipatory Struggles” 
Nicolas López (Fundación KULTUR, Venezuela- Toronto)

8:50pm-9:20pm:Film screening: Del Cafetal a la Tumba Francesa (From Coffee Plantation to the Tumba Francesa)
Film Directors: Jean-Francois Chalut and Franz Voltaire 
Presented by Franz Voltaire

9:30pm: Closing Remark

Thanks to: Afro-Latin American Working Group in Toronto; The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples, York University; Centre for Research on Latin American and the Caribbean, York University; Afro Latin American families in Toronto and Montreal/ AccentsBookstore/ KULTUR- Venezuela/ Teach2Learn/ Le Centre International de Documentation et d’Information Haïtienne, Caribéenne et Afro-canadienne (CIDHICA), Montreal.

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